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Locations & Hours


Please be advised that beginning Aug. 7 at our West Louisville driver’s license branch at the Nia Center, Louisville Metro/TARC improvement projects will begin. The center’s east entrance will be closed to vehicles, but the west entrance will remain open. Arrows will be posted to direct customers. On Aug. 24, the rear (south) entrance of the building will be closed, and customers will be directed to enter the building through the front (north) doors. Our West Louisville driver’s license branch will remain open with regular service and hours during the updates.
Please be advised that Gov. Bevin has signed into law Real ID legislation to bring Kentucky into compliance with federal security regulations for driver’s licenses. For more information, 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 issued 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
  • Check (Cashier’s checks and money orders are accepted. Personal checks are not accepted.)
  • Credit cards (There is a $2 convenience fee for using a credit card.)
  • Debit cards (There is a $2 convenience fee for using a debit card.)
  • There is an ATM at all locations. (There is a $3.50 bank service charge.)


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 $6 convenience fee for using a credit card. It must be processed 3 business days before the scheduled court date. The Downtown Branch does not process traffic citations.)