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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 (contact information here).

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-Feb. 28, 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 here.

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 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 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. (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 (addresses 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. 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 here).

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

Carroll

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

Schedule an appointment for written driver test

Schedule an appointment for operator license test

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.

The Hardin County Office of Circuit Court Clerk no longer schedules any permit or road tests. The Kentucky State Police provides permit and road tests and you can find information on the KSP website here and contact information for scheduling an appointment here.

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 three 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.
  • Middletown, 11700 Main St.
  • Outer Loop – Highview Branch, 7509 Outer Loop

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.

To help reduce the wait time at the three driver’s license branches, we have implemented a new in-person reservation system. Based on a first-come, first-served format, customers who visit our branches can request a time to return later that same day from the time slots that are available. Bear in mind that reservations tend to fill up fast, so the earlier you arrive, the better your chances are of obtaining a reservation that day. Note: Reservations are only for the same day and are only being made in person at this time.

In addition, from 8-9 a.m. Monday-Friday at each branch, seniors and those with health issues will be served first.

Mail-In Renewal
Due to the large volume of customers visiting the Jefferson branches, you are encouraged to use the mail-in option for driver’s license renewal. If you meet the criteria, there is no need to visit a branch for a renewal. Individuals who are eligible to apply remotely should complete Form TC 94-191 and mail it 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

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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

Individuals who are eligible to apply remotely should complete Form TC 94-191 and mail it with payment to the Scott Circuit Court Clerk, Attn: Driver’s License, 119 N. Hamilton St., Georgetown, KY 40324 or place it in the drop box located outside of the building. Checks and money orders are accepted and should be made payable to Scott Circuit Court Clerk. Please do not mail cash.

Individuals who must apply in-person can do so Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon. No appointments are necessary.

Shelby

Schedule an appointment

Simpson

Schedule an appointment

Taylor

Schedule an appointment

Trimble

Schedule an appointment

Woodford

Schedule an appointment

Forms for Remote Applications (mail-in and drop-off only)

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 119 counties (all except Fayette) for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. For a directory of circuit court clerks by county, click here.

Resources

The Kentucky State Police provides written driver testing and operator and motorcycle road testing. Find resources and learn how to schedule an appointment here.