Locations & Hours

Please be advised that

due to Employee Meetings,

your wait time may be

longer than normal on

Tuesday, Jan. 28 and

Wednesday, Jan. 29.

We apologize for any inconvenience

this may cause. 

REAL ID Update

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

“Kentucky is revamping its issuance model to make Voluntary Travel IDs (REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses) available statewide at regional locations as quickly and efficiently as possible. When REAL ID enforcement goes into effect October 1, 2020, Kentucky driver’s licenses without a black star cannot be used at airport security checkpoints for U.S. commercial air travel or to visit military bases and federal facilities that require ID (like the White House). Although travel and access restrictions begin October 1, 2020, Voluntary Travel ID cards are optional and citizens do not have to obtain one before the deadline. Other federally approved documents, like a valid passport or passport card, are accepted for U.S. air travel and military base entry.

“Residents of select counties may apply for a Voluntary Travel ID as the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet establishes more regional office locations. To save time and avoid repeat trips when applying for a Voluntary Travel ID, citizens are urged to prepare now. Take the IDocument Guide quiz (click Here) or review our valid proof documents checklist to learn what required documents you need to gather or update before applying.”

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.)