In 2012, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed legislation authorizing a designation of “Veteran” on driver’s licenses held by veterans. 


To obtain a license with the Veteran Designation, a veteran must present her/his discharge document (DD-214) to the Circuit Clerk, who will verify that the veteran is eligible for the Veteran Designation.  The DD-214 MUST show the type of discharge as anything other than 'Dishonorable'.

You may also bring in your DD-2 as proof of veteran status.


The Veteran Designation driver’s license is thus a government-approved and –authorized identification in place of the DD-214 or other discharge document.


The Commonwealth of Kentucky officially designates the Veteran Designation driver’s license as valid and sufficient identification for veterans.

© 2017  Brandi Martin Duvall, Circuit Court Clerk