FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Department of Transportation has opened a third driver licensing regional office in Jefferson County, expanding capacity to serve residents of Kentucky’s largest metro area interested in obtaining REAL ID or standard-issue credentials.
The office, at 4919 Dixie Highway Suite A, formerly was a branch location of the Jefferson County Office of Circuit Court Clerk. KYTC is taking over the office as part of its phased adoption of driver licensing services for all of Kentucky.
The traditional model of licenses and permits being issued by the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in each county is being phased out gradually statewide and will conclude by June 30, 2022. In its place will be a new, more secure regional model in which licenses, learner permits and ID cards will be issued and renewed by KYTC at Driver Licensing Regional Offices located around the state. Regional offices offer Kentuckians more modern services and user choice, including the flexibility to visit any regional office, regardless of where they live, and the choice of an eight-year driver’s license. Twenty counties have made the transition to date.
The Dixie Highway location is the 18th KYTC regional office opened to date. Operating hours for the Dixie Highway office will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern. It will initially open by appointment only and applicants may make appointments online at drive.ky.gov.
Application for a REAL ID must be done in person at a KYTC regional office, with proof of identity, residence and social security. For a guide to documents that will be needed, go to drive.ky.gov | IDocument Guide.