Locations & Hours


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,

the Kentucky Supreme Court has


ALL Jefferson County

Driver’s License Branch Locations

until further notice.

The Office of the Circuit Court Clerk (OCCC) apologizes for any inconvenience.

Be sure to check back to this site for the most up-to-date information, and rest assured that the branches will re-open as soon as we are authorized.



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,

the Kentucky State Police (KSP)

has suspended all driver’s testing

until further notice.

All appointments have been canceled,

and new appointments are not being

accepted at this time.

TEAM Members, Customers and Stakeholders of the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk:

The Office of the Circuit Court Clerk’s (OCCC) top concern is the health, safety and well-being of our TEAM members, customers and citizens.

Rest assured that the OCCC has been in constant and direct communication with the Kentucky Court of Justice, the Mayor’s Office, Jefferson County’s Circuit, Family and District Court Terms as well as our other judicial partners and stakeholders to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

As you know, this is a rapidly evolving event. Like all challenges, we are stronger when we work together, and we will get through this difficult time.

At this time, we are all urged to avoid large groups of people and practice social distancing.

Let’s be kind to each other and use common sense. Do not panic or be selfish. Look out for the vulnerable or elderly.

Try to make the best of this situation, and take advantage of any extra time with your family:

  • Weather permitting, take a walk or do an outdoor activity.
  • Enjoy the beautiful parks in our neighborhoods and across our community.
  • Do some spring cleaning.
  • Take time for an important duty – completing the U.S. 2020 Census (my2020census.gov)
  • Work on your 2019 tax return – not a “fun” activity, but an important one.

We recommend everyone follow these general preventive measures to help minimize the spread of germs:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, and whenever you enter or leave locations.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid handshaking and hugs.
  • Open doors with your closed fist or hip. Avoid grasping door handle with your hand, if possible, especially on bathroom doors.
  • If possible, keep a personal bottle of hand sanitizer available for use after touching frequently used surfaces, when you can’t immediately wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a household cleaning spray or wipe. Use disinfectant wipes, where available, to clean frequently handled surfaces.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • If you have recently traveled to an area that is known to have experienced an outbreak of Coronavirus, please watch closely for symptoms which may include fever, cough and shortness of breath.
  • Practice good self-care, striving to keep your immune system strong (proper diet, exercise and sleep).

It is also important that families have an emergency plan in place, including knowing your emergency contacts and having backup plans for school cancellations, child-care center closings, work cancellation, etc.

If you have questions, please visit kycovid19.ky.gov or call the Kentucky COVID-19 hotline at (800) 722-5725.

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.)
  • 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.)