Licensing Transition

Experience the next level of licensing at Kentucky's Driver Licensing Regional Offices

These modern new offices, located strategically throughout the state, are dedicated exclusively to licensing.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is streamlining the entire licensing process- whether you're applying for or renewing an operator's license, commercial license, motorcycle license, combination license, learner's permit or ID card.

Next Level Licensing

All licensing services have fully transitioned from the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in every county to Driver Licensing Regional Offices throughout Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police will still oversee all written and road testing.

map of kentucky with regional offices as pins

This is more than a change in locations.

It's a new era in licensing with modern and convenient options that put you in the driver's seat!

So instead of going to your county's Office of the Circuit Clerk for your licensing needs, you'll go to a Driver's Licensing Regional Office. A list of regional offices is below and more locations will be added soon. Any Kentucky resident is welcome to schedule an appointment at an open Driver Licensing Regional Office.


Here are a few key features of the new Driver's Licensing Regional Offices.

Schedule Online

Book appointments online to ensure you get in and out as quickly as possible. Walk-ins are still welcome at limited capacity.

It’s Your Choice

Choose between a REAL ID or a new standard ID card. Both offer state-of-the-art security features to ensure your information is fully protected.

You Have Options

For renewing, updating, or replacing a license or ID card, utilize the COMPARE MY OPTIONS TOOL to determine which option best fits your needs.

No Waiting Around

After paying, you’ll immediately receive a temporary document you can use as your ID until your permanent, more secure card arrives in the mail.

Visit Any Office

You can visit ANY regional office, regardless of where you live.

Doubled Card Lifespan

You can choose a card that is valid for four or eight years.