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Important Information

Due to the large volume of customers visiting our branches, we highly recommend taking advantage of the Mail-in Renewal Option for those seeking a driver’s license renewal (see details below). If you meet the applicable criteria, there is no need to visit a branch for a renewal.

To help alleviate the wait time for those who choose to visit one of our three open 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 day of, and are ONLY taken in-person at this time.)

In addition, during the first hour of each day at each branch, Seniors and those with health issues will be served first.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

A MESSAGE FROM

THE JEFFERSON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CLERK

REGARDING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY

The Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office’s top concern is the safety and well-being of our customers and TEAM members. Following recent Kentucky Supreme Court Orders as well as Executive Orders from the Governor, the Courts and Driver’s License Offices are beginning to gradually expand services and reopen. For the health and safety of all, many of our processes and procedures have been modified in order for our office to operate and serve our citizens under the current conditions. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience or delays caused by these necessary changes as we strive to serve all of our citizens in the safest, most efficient manner possible during these difficult days.

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Contact-Less/Remote Services

The following is a list of the contact-less services that are available via Internet or phone to eliminate an in-person visit to our office:

Prepayable Traffic Citations and Court Fines/Fees: You can pay certain court fines and fees (e.g.: prepayable traffic citations) online using the Kentucky Court of Justice’s secure ePay service — kycourts.gov/payments — or by phone at (866) 396-1751. Please be advised that you must make a full payment at least 3 business days before your first scheduled court date.

eFiling: Attorneys have the ability to file court documents online via eFiling without having to make a trip to a courthouse for civil and criminal cases in Circuit Court and District Court. Attorneys must complete training and become certified before they are able to file cases electronically in Kentucky. The Administrative Office of the Courts provides online opportunities for attorneys to complete eFiling training and certification. For more information on eFiling, click here — kycourts.gov/efiling

Dropboxes: To make a filing in a pending case in Circuit or District Court, you may drop off your filing or paperwork at either of two dropboxes, located inside the Louis D. Brandeis Hall of Justice and the Jefferson County Judicial Center during regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The dropboxes are checked every hour, and security is provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Docket, Motion Hours, Etc.: Important information on Trial Dockets, Motion Hours, Criminal Background Checks, Expungements and more is also available online at — kycourts.gov

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Driver’s License Information

Expired between March 1 – Sept. 30, 2020 ONLY

MAIL-IN Renewal Option

Individuals with a driver’s license, permit or ID card that expired or was lost between March 1-September 30, 2020, who wish to obtain a renewal or reissuance, may apply through a remote mail-in 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 St.

Louisville, KY 40202

 

Driver’s License Branches:

Three of our Driver’s License branches are now

OPEN Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • West Louisville/Nia Center (2900 West Broadway, 40211)
  • Southwest (4919 Dixie Highway, Suite A, 40216)
  • Bowman Field (3501 Roger E. Schupp St., 40205)

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.

Kentucky State Police Driver Testing

is by appointment only.

To schedule a test in Jefferson County, click HERE.

Kentucky REAL ID Update

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed all statewide license issuance locations, including REAL ID offices, until further notice.

In addition, the federal government has announced that it will delay REAL ID enforcement until Oct. 1, 2021.

For more information, visit RealIDKy.com or

click HERE.

Welcome to DriveJefferson.com — your one-stop source for information about obtaining a Kentucky driver’s license or identification card in Jefferson County, Ky.

Kentucky driver’s licenses and IDs are processed by the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk under guidelines established by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and in partnership with the Kentucky State Police, which handles driver’s written and road testing.

There are six convenient driver’s license branches in Jefferson County:

  • Downtown
  • West Louisville
  • Southwest
  • Outer Loop-Highview
  • Middletown
  • Bowman Field

For Locations & Hours, CLICK HERE

Payment information for all six driver’s license branches:

  • Cash
  • Credit card (There is a third-party convenience fee for using a credit card.)
  • Debit card (There is a third-party convenience fee for using a debit card.)
  • Check (Cashier’s checks and money orders are accepted. Personal checks are NOT accepted.)
  • The Bowman Field branch has an ATM. (There is a bank service/convenience fee.)

What you can do at all six driver’s license branches:

  • Renew an operator’s/driver’s license ($20)
  • Renew an operator’s/motorcycle license ($30)
  • Renew a driver’s permit ($12)
  • Renew a commercial driver’s license (Fee varies.)
  • Get an ID card (Adult: $12, Child ages 2-14: $4)
  • Get a duplicate driver’s or commercial driver’s license ($12) (Commercial license price varies.)
  • Transfer a license to Kentucky if you’re moving from another state and your license is still valid ($20 — operator only) Learn more here
  • Pay a traffic citation. (There is a third-party convenience fee for using a credit/debit card. Traffic citations must be processed three (3) business days before the scheduled court date. The Downtown Branch does not process traffic citations.)