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Kentucky is creating REAL ID regional driver's license offices across the state to make new REAL ID compliant driving and identity credentials available to Kentuckians who prefer to use them for travel and access benefits. Other federally approved documents, like a valid passport or passport card, are accepted for U.S. air travel.

The majority of offices are currently closed due to COVID-19. The Transportation Cabinet will gradually reopen regional offices when feasible to ensure a sustainable level of service that prioritizes the health and safety of our citizens. Here's what we're doing to keep you safe and what you should expect when you visit an office.

Open KYTC Regional Driver Licensing offices are ready to serve applicants from any county who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Replacing lost/stolen permit, license ID card
  • New Kentucky resident with valid out of state credential
  • Require card for employment or emergency
  • Renewing card that expired before state official order took effect on March 18, 2020

All applicants must have successfully completed any required KSP testing prior to scheduling an appointment for issuance. Applicants may request a standard or REAL ID card version. Schedule an appointment online or walk-in during office hours.

Cardholders with a credential that expired March 18 or after March 31 are under a 90-day extension through an emergency executive order.

Residents from all 120 counties are welcome to apply for a REAL ID license, permit or identification card at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Frankfort (200 Mero Street). REAL ID regional driver’s license offices are open in the following counties and are currently equipped to best serve residents of the county where the office is based. The capacity will expand this spring to serve the region and more offices will open across the state before the October enforcement date.

While we do our part to open offices as quickly as possible, the most important thing you can do to save time and avoid repeat trips when applying is to get prepared. To learn what required documents you need to update and gather now, take the IDocument Guide quiz or review a list of acceptable documents.​​

Regional driver's licensing offices are located in the following cities:​

 Note: Applicants must complete any written test requirements through KSP prior to scheduling an appointment with a Regional office.
Columbia

Residents from ANY county may apply for a REAL ID or standard credential in Columbia if they do not require testing or retesting. The office is located at 363 Office Park Drive, columbia, KY 42728 and is open Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (only debit and credit cards are accepted for payment).

Schedule an Appointment  

Elizabethtown

Residents from ANY county may apply for a REAL ID or standard credential in Elizabethtown if they do not require testing or retesting. The office is located at 1055 North Mulberry, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 and is open Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (only debit and credit cards are accepted for payment). Limited walk-ins are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Schedule an Appointment  Call 270-740-5071 if you need technical assistance.

Frankfort
Residents from ANY county may apply for a REAL ID or standard credential in Frankfort if they do not require testing or retesting. The office is located at 200 Mero St., Frankfort KY 40601 and is open Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (only debit and credit cards are accepted for payment). Limited walk-ins are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Schedule an Appointment  Call 502-564-1257 if you need technical assistance.

Jackson

Residents from ANY county may apply for a REAL ID or standard credential in Jackson if they do not require testing or retesting. The office is located at 1127 Main Street, Jackson, KY 41339 and is open Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (only debit and credit cards are accepted for payment). Limited walk-ins are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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Lexington

Residents from ANY county may apply for a REAL ID or standard credential in Lexington if they do not require testing or retesting. The office is located at 141 Leestown Center Way, Suite 125, Lexington, KY 40511 and is open Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (only debit and credit cards are accepted for payment). Limited walk-ins are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Schedule an Appointment Call 502-564-1257 if you need technical assistance.

Madisonville
Residents from ANY county may apply for a REAL ID or standard credential in Madisonville if they do not require testing or retesting. The office is located at 56 Federal Street, Madisonville, KY 42431 and is open Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (only debit and credit cards are accepted for payment). Limited walk-ins are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Schedule an Appointment Call 270-399-7417 if you need technical assistance.

Morehead
Residents from ANY county may apply for a REAL ID or standard credential in Morehead if they do not require testing or retesting. The office is located at 126 Bradley Ave., Morehead, KY 40351 and is open Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (only debit and credit cards are accepted for payment). Limited walk-ins are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Schedule an Appointment  Call 606-691-6045 if you need technical assistance.

Paducah
Residents from ANY county may apply for a REAL ID  or standard credential in Paducah if they do not require testing or retesting. The office is located at 2855 Jackson Street Suite 7, Paducah, KY 42001 and is open Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (only debit and credit cards are accepted for payment). Limited walk-ins are available on a first come, first servce basis.

Schedule an Appointment  Call 270-575-7035 if you need technical assistance.

Prestonsburg
Residents from ANY county may apply for a REAL ID  or standard credential in Prestonsburg if they do not require testing or retesting. The office is located at 3140 South Lake Drive Suite 5, Prestonsburg, KY 41653 and is open Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (only debit and credit cards are accepted for payment). Limited walk-ins are available on a first come, first servce basis.

Schedule an Appointment  Call 606-263-6137 if you need technical assistance.

Somerset

Residents from ANY county may apply for a REAL ID or standard credential in Somerset if they do not require testing or retesting. The office is located at 650 North Main St. Suite 240, Somerset, KY 42501 and is open Monday-Friday between
8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (only debit and credit cards are accepted for payment). Limited walk-ins are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Schedule an Appointment  Call 606-677-4183 if you need technical assistance.


 Note:Due to the current COVID restrictions, the temporary Regional Offices listed below are by appointment only. Walk-ins are not accepted at this time, but will be worked into an appointment slot if available. If assistance is needed immediately, please feel free to visit any of our other available Regional Offices.
Bowling Green

Residents from ANY county may apply for a REAL ID or standard credential  in Bowling Green if they do not require testing or retesting. The office is located at 360 E. 8th Ave., Bowling Green, KY 42101 and is open Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (only debit and credit cards are accepted for payment).

Schedule an Appointment

Catlettsburg

Residents from ANY county may apply for a REAL ID or standard credential  in Catlettsburg if they do not require testing or retesting. The office is located at 2900 Louisa Street Suite 2, Catlettsburg, KY 41129 and is open Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (only debit and credit cards are accepted for payment).

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Florence

Residents from ANY county may apply for a REAL ID or standard credential in Florence if they do not require testing or retesting. The office is located at 8120 Dream Street Suite A, Florence, KY 41042 and is open Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (only debit and credit cards are accepted for payment).

Schedule an Appointment  Call 859-431-1072 if you need technical assistance.

KYTC Bowman

Residents from ANY county may apply for a REAL ID or standard credential  in Louisville if they do not require testing or retesting. The office is located at 3545 Roger E Schupp, Louisville, KY 40205 and is open Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (only debit and credit cards are accepted for payment).

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Owensboro

Residents from ANY county may apply for a REAL ID or standard credential in Owensboro if they do not require testing or retesting. The office is located at 121 East 2nd Street Suite 219, Owensboro, KY 42301 and is open Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (only debit and credit cards are accepted for payment).

Schedule an Appointment  Call 270-691-9659 if you need technical assistance.

More conveniently located REAL ID Regional Driver’s Licensing Offices will open before the October enforcement date. Check this page often for updates.​

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