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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Due to the forthcoming transition of Driver’s License services to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (HB 453) and COVID-19 staffing shortages, beginning Feb. 1, 2021, the Outer Loop-Highview and Middletown Branches will alternate weeks of operation (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.)

 

 

Driver’s License Branches

OPEN

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

• West Louisville/Nia Center (2900 W. Broadway, 40211)

Southwest Branch (4919 Dixie Highway, Suite A, 40216)

• Bowman Field (3501 Roger E. Schupp St., 40205)

Driver’s License Branches

OPEN Alternating Weeks

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (See chart above) 

Outer Loop-Highview (7509 Outer Loop, 40228)

• Middletown (11700 Main St., 40243)

 

PLEASE NOTE

Social distancing will be required.

Mask or face covering will be required.

At our high-volume branches, a reservation system may be utilized.

From 8 to 9 a.m. each day at each branch, Seniors and those with health issues will be served first (reservations not needed)

We highly recommend taking advantage of the Mail-in Renewal Option if you meet the applicable criteria — Click Here

Mail-In Renewal Option,

Reservations, Senior Hour

& Other Updates/Info

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 (click HERE). 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 open branches, we may utilize an in-person reservation system at our high-volume branches. 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.

 

  • PERMIT TEST (Not Office of the Circuit Court Clerk) — Must Schedule Appointment via Kentucky State Police — Click Here

  • ROAD TEST (Not Office of the Circuit Court Clerk) — Must Schedule Appointment via Kentucky State Police — Click Here

  • If you already have an appointment for a Kentucky State Police Permit/Road Test, report to Window No. 3 at Bowman Field Branch under portico (Do not wait in Driver’s License line)

  • For a regular/standard Driver’s License renewal (through Office of the Circuit Court Clerk), must visit any of our open branches OR use Mail-In Option. Click Here

  • For REAL ID (Not Office of the Circuit Court Clerk) — Must Schedule Appointment via Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Click Here

  • If you already have an appointment for a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet REAL ID, report to “KYTC Bowman,” 3545 Roger E. Schupp at Bowman Field (located across the parking lot from the Driver’s License Branch)

  • For Motor Vehicle Registration/License Plate (Not Office of the Circuit Court Clerk) — Must see County Clerk’s Office — Click Here

  • For the Spanish version of the INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE sheet, Click Here

A MESSAGE FROM

THE JEFFERSON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CLERK

REGARDING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY

The Jefferson County Office of the Circuit Court Clerk’s primary 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 this unprecedented public health crisis.

By Kentucky law, the examination of applicants for driver’s permits and licenses is the sole responsibility of the Kentucky State Police. 

Kentucky State Police Driver Testing

is by Appointment ONLY.

To schedule a test in Jefferson County,

please visit their website by clicking here HERE.

 

Kentucky REAL ID Update

By Kentucky law, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is handling the issuance of REAL IDs in the Commonwealth. For more information about obtaining a REAL ID, please visit their website at REALIDKy.com.

In addition, please be advised that the Department of Homeland Security has extended the Real ID enforcement deadline until May 3, 2023. The deadline had been Oct. 1, 2021.

 

 

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:

  • West Louisville
  • Southwest 
  • Outer Loop-Highview — Open alternating weeks — See chart above
  • Middletown — Open alternating weeks — See chart above
  • Bowman Field
  • Downtown Temporarily CLOSED due to COVID-19

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