Driver's License Services

​How to obtain new credentials and renewals/replacements from the Offices of Circuit Court Clerk in Judicial Branch

New Credentials: Must Apply In-Person

Individuals who need a new driver’s license, permit or ID must apply in-person at the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in the county in which they reside and are encouraged to make an appointment. For a list of counties that offer online scheduling, see the county list below. To make an appointment in counties without online scheduling, call the Office of Circuit Court Clerk by selecting a county above.

Note: Several satellite offices are being closed as driver’s license services transition fully to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in the Executive Branch no later than July 1, 2022. Please check the county list below for news about locations maintained by your Office of Circuit Court Clerk.

You can also obtain new credentials through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Regional Driver Licensing Offices. You can find locations and schedule an appointment here.

Renewing Credentials: Must Apply Remotely if Eligible

Driver’s licenses, permits and IDs that expire or are lost or stolen from March 1, 2020-June 30, 2021, must be renewed through the remote application process (explained below) provided by the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in the county in which the cardholder resides. Applying remotely limits in-person interaction and is a COVID-19 safety measure for the public and court employees. Remote application is allowed under the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s official order (see news release).

How to Use Remote Application Process to Renew Credentials

To apply remotely, you must submit your application and payment by mail or drop box to the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in the county where you reside. You can find address information for all 120 circuit court clerks by selecting a county in the drop down box at the top of this page.

Forms. If you reside in any county other than Fayette, Franklin or Woodford, complete Form TC 94-191. If you reside in Fayette, Franklin or Woodford counties, complete Form TC 94-192.

Photo. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will make your existing photo available to the Office of Circuit Court Clerk so you will not need to submit a new photo.

Payment by Mail. You can mail your application with payment to your Office of Circuit Court Clerk (addresses available by selecting your county from the drop down box at the top of this page). You can pay with a check, money order or debit/credit cards. A small processing fee will be applied to debit/credit card payments. Make checks and money orders payable to your Office of Circuit Court Clerk. (Fayette County residents should make checks payable to Kentucky State Treasurer.)

Payment by Dropbox. You can place your application with payment in a secure drop box at the entrance of the judicial center where the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in your county is located (addresses available by selecting your county from the drop down box at the top of this page). You can pay with cash, check, money order or debit/credit cards. A small processing fee will be applied to debit/credit card payments. Make checks and money orders payable to your local Office of Circuit Court Clerk. (Fayette County residents should make checks payable to Kentucky State Treasurer.)

How can I renew or obtain a new commercial driver’s license?

Commercial driver’s licenses are issued in-person by the Offices of Circuit Court Clerk. You’re encouraged to make an appointment by calling the Office of Circuit Court Clerk (contact inforation is available by selecting your county from the drop down box at the top of this page). In addition, some circuit court clerks are providing an online scheduling tool (search by county below).

You can also obtain a CDL through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Regional Driver Licensing Offices. You can find locations and schedule an appointment here.

How can I take a written permit test or a road test?

The Kentucky State Police in the Executive Branch (not the Offices of Circuit Court Clerk in the Judicial Branch) administers the permit test and road test. You can find information here and contact information for making an appointment with the KSP here.

How do I obtain a REAL ID?

Only the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet issues REAL IDs (not the Offices of Circuit Court Clerk). You find locations for the KYTC’s Regional Driver Licensing Offices and schedule an appointment here. The federal enforcement date of the REAL ID Act is Oct. 1, 2021.

County Information & Online Scheduling

Several Offices of Circuit Court Clerk offer online scheduling. You can search below by county to see if you can make an in-person appointment online. To make an appointment in counties without online scheduling, call the Office of Circuit Court Clerk (contact information is available by selecting your county from the drop down box at the top of this page).

Note: You can also obtain driver’s license services from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Regional Driver Licensing Offices. You can find locations and schedule an appointment here.

Boyd:
  • The satellite office at 1536 Carter Ave., Ashland, has closed. The Boyd County Office of Circuit Court Clerk provides driver’s license services only at the Boyd County Judicial Center, 2805 Louisa St., Catlettsburg.
Bullitt: Schedule an appointment
Calloway: Schedule an appointment
Campbell: Schedule an appointment

Estill: Schedule an appointment
Fayette:
  • The Fayette County Office of Circuit Court Clerk no longer offers any driver’s license services. Effective July 31, 2020, all driver’s license services in Fayette County are provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at its Regional Driver Licensing Office, 141 Leestown Center Way, Suite 125, Lexington, KY 40511. Fayette County residents can find out how to renew or replace their driver’s license, permit or ID card through the KYTC here.
Gallatin:

 

Hardin: Schedule an appointment
  • The satellite office at 220 Freedom Way, Radcliff, has closed. The Hardin County Office of Circuit Court Clerk provides driver’s license services only at the Hardin County Justice Center, 120 E. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.
Harlan: Schedule an appointment
Henderson: Schedule an appointment
Henry: Schedule an appointment
Jefferson:
  • Driver’s License Locations for In-Person Applications

Individuals who must apply in-person can visit five driver’s license branches in Louisville, which are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at these locations:

    • West Louisville/Nia Center, 2900 W. Broadway
    • Southwest, 4919 Dixie Highway, Suite A
    • Bowman Field, 3501 Roger E. Schupp St.
    • Open Alternating Weeks - Outer Loop Highview (7509 Outer Loop) and Middletown (11700 Main St.) Visit DriveJefferson.com for schedule.

For the health and safety of all, there will be no waiting in the branch lobby, and social distancing and a mask or face covering is required. Payments for prepayable traffic citations will not be accepted at this time.

  • Mail-In Address for Remote Applications

Individuals who are eligible to apply remotely should complete Form TC 94-191 and mail it along with payment to the Jefferson County Office of Circuit Court Clerk, ATTN: Driver’s License, 514 W. Liberty St., Louisville, KY 40202. Checks and money orders are accepted and should be made payable to Jefferson Circuit Court Clerk. Please do not mail cash.

For more information, visit DriveJefferson.com.

Jessamine: Schedule an appointment
Kenton: Schedule an appointment
LaRue: Schedule an appointment
Lawrence: Schedule an appointment
Logan: Schedule an appointment
Madison: Schedule an appointment
  • The satellite office at 212 Chestnut St., Berea, has closed. The Madison County Office of Circuit Court Clerk provides driver’s license services only at the Madison County Courthouse, 101 W. Main St., Richmond.
Meade: Schedule an appointment
Mercer: Schedule an appointment
Muhlenberg: Schedule an appointment
Ohio: Schedule an appointment
Oldham: Schedule an appointment
  • Driver’s License Services phone: 502-222-1979
Pike:
  • The three satellite offices in Pike County have closed. The offices were located at 25320 US Hwy 119, Belfry; 395 S. Patty Loveless Drive, Elkhorn City; and 45 Pearl St., Phelps. The Pike County Office of Circuit Court Clerk provides driver’s license services only at Pike County Judicial Center, 175 Main St., Pikeville.
Pendleton: Schedule an appointment
Pulaski: Driver Permit Testing: Tuesday–Friday, noon-2:30 p.m.
Rowan: Schedule an appointment
Scott: Schedule an appointment
Shelby: Schedule an appointment
Taylor: Schedule an appointment
Trimble: Schedule an appointment
Woodford: Schedule an appointment