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Driver’s License Services

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

By County: News & Online Scheduling Tool

Individuals who need a new driver’s license, permit or ID must apply in-person at their local Office of Circuit Court Clerk and are encouraged to make an appointment. For a list of counties that offer an online scheduling tool, please see below. To make an appointment in all other counties, call the Office of Circuit Court Clerk (contact information here).

In addition, several satellite offices are being closed as driver’s license services transition fully to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on July 1, 2022. Please check the county list below to see if there is news concerning locations maintained by your local Office of Circuit Court Clerk.

Driver’s License Changes Announced July 2, 2020

The Administrative Office of the Courts announced July 2, 2020, that circuit court clerks statewide may continue providing certain driver’s licenses services remotely under the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s official order 112228. For those who are eligible, the remote renewal process has been extended through Sept. 30, 2020. Applying remotely limits in-person interaction and is a COVID-19 safety measure for the public and employees in the Offices of Circuit Court Clerk.

In addition, the 90-day expiration date extension ends July 7, 2020, per official order 112223. Driver’s license services were suspended March 18, 2020, when Gov. Andy Beshear closed in-person government services due to the pandemic. At that time, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray issued official order 112155 giving citizens a 90-day extension to maintain the validity of licenses that expired during the closures. Driver’s license services resumed June 1 under the Judicial Branch’s safety requirements for reopening the courts.

These FAQs describe the driver’s license process starting July 7, 2020:

What do I do if my driver’s license, permit or ID card expires on or after July 7, 2020?

Driver’s licenses, permits and IDs that expire or are lost on or after July 7, 2020, will no longer receive a 90-day expiration date extension and must be renewed to be considered valid. Cardholders must replace their credential using the remote application process (see below) provided by the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in the county in which they reside.

What do I do if my driver’s license, permit or ID card expired or was lost between March 18-July 6, 2020?

Driver’s licenses, permits and IDs that expired or were lost between March 18-July 6, 2020, are still under the March emergency order that automatically provides a 90-day extension to the card’s printed expiration date. That means that cardholders have 90 days from the date of expiration to renew or replace their credential. Cardholders must replace their credential using the remote application process (see below) provided by the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in the county in which they reside.

What do I do if my driver’s license, permit or ID card expires or is lost between March 1-Sept. 30, 2020?

Driver’s licenses, permits and IDs that expire or are lost between March 1-Sept. 30, 2020, must be renewed through the remote application process (see below) provided by the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in the county in which the cardholder resides.

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 here. Due to the current backlog, it could take seven to 10 business days to receive your credential by mail once your application has been processed.

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 here). 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 local Office of Circuit Court Clerk.

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 here). 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.

What if I need a new driver’s license or permit for the first-time?

If you need a new driver’s license, permit or ID, you must apply in-person at the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in the county where you reside. You’re encouraged to make an appointment by calling the Office of Circuit Court Clerk. You can find address information for all 120 circuit court clerks here. In addition, some circuit court clerks are providing an online scheduling tool (search by county below).

You can also obtain a new license through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Regional Driver Licensing Offices in Frankfort, Lexington, Madisonville and Morehead. You can learn more about KYTC services and schedule an appointment here.

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. You can find address information for all 120 circuit court clerks here. 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 in Frankfort, Lexington, Madisonville and Morehead. You can learn more about KYTC services 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 Office of Circuit Court Clerk in the Judicial Branch) administers the permit test and road test. You can find more information here and contact information for making an appointment with the KSP here.

How do I obtain a REAL ID?

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet issues REAL IDs and the federal enforcement date of the REAL ID Act is now Oct. 1, 2021. Regional driver licensing offices are open in Frankfort, Lexington, Madisonville and Morehead with limited services. You can learn more about KYTC services and schedule an appointment here.

By County: News & Online Scheduling Tool

Boyd

The satellite driver’s license office at 1536 Carter Ave. in Ashland has closed. The Boyd County Office of Circuit Court Clerk is providing driver’s license services only at the Boyd County Judicial Center, 2805 Louisa St., Catlettsburg.

Bullitt

Schedule an appointment

Calloway

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Campbell

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Carroll

Schedule an appointment

Estill

Schedule an appointment

Fayette

All Fayette County driver's license services moving to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet July 31, 2020

Effective July 31, 2020, all driver’s license services in Fayette County will be provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at its Regional Driver Licensing Office at 141 Leestown Center Way, Suite 125, Lexington, KY 40511. The Fayette County Office of Circuit Court Clerk has closed all of its driver’s license offices.

Find the location, directions and contact information here.

Find out how to renew or replace your driver’s license, permit or ID card here.

Hardin

Schedule an appointment

Harlan

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Henderson

Schedule an appointment

Henry

Schedule an appointment

Jefferson

Expired between March 1 – Sept. 30, 2020 ONLY

MAIL-IN

Individuals with a driver’s license, permit or ID card that expired or was lost between March 1-Sept. 30, 2020, who wish to obtain a renewal or reissuance, may apply through a remote application process. You must complete Form TC 94-191. The completed form and payment (check or money order payable to: “Jefferson Circuit Court Clerk”) may be mailed to (please do not mail cash):

Office of the Circuit Court Clerk
ATTN: Driver’s License

514 West Liberty Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Driver’s License Branches
Three of our Driver’s License branches have opened with the following modified Monday – Friday operating hours:

  • West Louisville/Nia Center, 2900 West Broadway, 40211 – 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Southwest, 4919 Dixie Highway, Suite A, 40216 – 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Bowman Field, 3501 Roger E. Schupp St., 40205 – 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

For the health and safety of all:

  • There will be no waiting in the lobby of each branch.
  • A mask or face covering will be required.
  • Social distancing will be required.
  • Payments for Prepayable Traffic Citations will not be accepted at this time.

For Driver’s License info, please visit DriveJefferson.com.

Jessamine

Schedule an appointment

Kenton

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LaRue

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Lawrence

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Logan

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Madison

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Meade

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Mercer

Schedule an appointment

Muhlenberg

Schedule an appointment

Ohio

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Oldham

Schedule an appointment

Driver’s License Services phone: 502-222-1979

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

Simpson

Schedule an appointment

Taylor

Schedule an appointment

Trimble

Schedule an appointment

Woodford

Schedule an appointment

Forms

Form TC 94-191 Complete if you reside in any county other than Fayette, Franklin or Woodford.

Form TC 94-192 Complete if you reside in Fayette, Franklin or Woodford.

Directory of Circuit Court Clerks

Offices of Circuit Court Clerk provide driver’s license services in all 119 counties for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. For a directory of circuit court clerks by county, click here.

Resources

Permit and Road Test Information