Kentucky is opening Driver Licensing Regional Offices across the state to make new REAL ID-compliant driving and identity credentials (as well as standard credentials) available to Kentuckians who prefer to use them for air travel and federal access benefits once enforcement begins May 3, 2023. Other federally approved documents, like a valid passport or passport card, are accepted for U.S. air travel.

In response to COVID-19, we are continually working to ensure a service level that prioritizes our citizens' health and safety. Here's what we're doing to keep you safe and what you should expect when you visit an office.

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 prepare. To learn what required documents you need to update and gather now, take the IDocument Guide quiz or review a list of acceptable documents.

Driver Licensing Regional Offices are open to in-person visits from any Kentucky resident.

Appointments are highly suggested, as limited space for walk-ins differs from site to site.

Check this page or follow us on Twitter (drivekygov or realidky), Facebook (drive.ky.gov or realidky), or Instagram (drive.ky or realidky) before visiting an office to ensure it is open.

  • Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Bowling Green
    Driver Licensing Office: 360 E 8th Ave Suite 11
    Bowling Green, KY 42101
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

    Phone

    • 270-746-7493

    Fax

    • 270-746-7494
  • Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Burlington
    Driver Licensing Office: 6159 1st Financial Drive, Suite #200
    Burlington, KY 41005
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    Schedule Appointment

    Phone

    • 859-692-5834
  • Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Catlettsburg
    Driver Licensing Office 2900 Louisa Street, Suite 2
    Catlettsburg, KY 41129
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

    Fax

    • 606-739-6016
  • Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Columbia
    Driver Licensing Office: 363 Office Park Drive, Suite 200
    Columbia, KY 42728
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

    Phone

    • 270-290-6105

    Fax

    • 270-384-7240
  • Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Elizabethtown
    Driver Licensing Office: 1055 North Mulberry
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

    Phone

    • 270-740-5071

    Fax

    • 270-234-8820
  • Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Now accepting Cash, Personal Checks, Certified Checks, and Money Orders (This Location Only)

    Frankfort
    Driver Licensing Office: 200 Mero Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

    Phone

    • 502-564-1257

    Fax

    • 844-930-0102
  • Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Jackson
    Driver Licensing Office: 1127 Main Street
    Jackson, KY 41339
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

    Phone

    • 606-824-6007
  • Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Lexington
    Driver Licensing Office: 141 Leestown Center Way, Suite 125
    Lexington, KY 40511
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

    Phone

    • 502-564-1257

    Fax

    • 859-233-9844
  • By appointment only.

    Louisville - Bowman
    Driver Licensing Office: 3545 Roger E Schupp
    Louisville, KY 40205
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

  • For Non-US Citizen appointments only

    *Not an issuance location*

    Louisville - Buechel Station
    4109 Bardstown Road, Unit 105
    Louisville, KY 40218
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    Schedule Appointment (Non-Us Citizens)

    Phone

    • 502-493-1477

    Fax

    • 502-493-4817
  • By appointment only.

    Louisville - Dixie Highway
    4919 Dixie Highway Suite A
    Louisville, Kentucky 40216
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

  • Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Louisville - Hurstbourne
    Driver Licensing Office: 9112 Leesgate Road
    Louisville, KY 40222
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

  • Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Madisonville
    Driver Licensing Office: 56 Federal Street
    Madisonville, KY 42431
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

    Phone

    • 270-399-7417

    Fax

    • 270-824-0141
  • Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Morehead
    Driver Licensing Office: 126 Bradley Avenue
    Morehead, KY 40351
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

    Phone

    • 606-691-6045
  • Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Owensboro
    Driver Licensing Office: 2620 KY Hwy 81
    Owensboro, KY 42301
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

    Phone

    • 270-691-9659

    Fax

    • 270-691-9654
  • Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Paducah
    2855 Jackson Street, Suite 7
    Paducah, KY 42001
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

    Phone

    • 270-575-7035

    Fax

    • 270-575-7024
  • Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Prestonsburg
    3140 South Lake Drive, Suite 5
    Prestonsburg, KY 41653
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

    Phone

    • 606-263-6137

    Fax

    • 606-889-1649
  • Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. *Entrance Inside Richmond Mall

    Richmond
    Driver Licensing Office: 830 Eastern Bypass, Suite A12
    Richmond, KY 40475
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

    Phone

    • 859-575-6398
  • Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Somerset
    Driver Licensing Office: 650 North Main Street, Suite 240
    Somerset, KY 42501
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    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Schedule Appointment

    Phone

    • 606-677-4183

    Fax

    • 606-677-4184