Locations & Hours


Please be advised that the

Southwest Driver’s License Branch

has moved to a new location

in the Dixie Crossing Plaza,

4919 Dixie Highway, Suite A, 40216.

REAL ID Update

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

“The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), in partnership with Circuit Court Clerks, recently began a phased pilot program to roll out REAL ID-compliant credentials in specific counties, prior to making the credential available in all 120 counties. The pilot approach was necessary to understand any issues with the new credentialing system and has allowed KYTC to significantly improve system performance and to monitor operations. The pilot program identified staffing and workload increases in Circuit Court Clerk offices that are not sustainable both in the short and long term.

“In partnership with the Circuit Court Clerks and the Administrative Office of the Courts, the proposed approach is for Circuit Court Clerks to continue to issue standard, non-REAL ID driver’s licenses while the Transportation Cabinet works with the legislature to consider implementing a network of regional offices to issue the optional REAL ID-compliant cards. The Cabinet believes this is the fastest and most efficient path forward to make REAL ID-compliant cards available statewide before the federal deadline of October 2020.

“We will provide an update as plans are finalized. We remain committed to a successful rollout.”


For more information, visit drive.ky.gov/confidentky or click HERE.

Welcome to DriveJefferson.com — your one-stop source for information about obtaining a Kentucky driver’s license or state 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.)
  • There is an ATM at all locations, excluding the Middletown and Outer Loop branches. (In addition, 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.)