NO TESTING October 26th.  We have been informed by the Kentucky State Police that they are having a statewide in-service day on October 26th.

The Drivers License Division of the Kenton Circuit Clerk’s office will be closed the following holidays or holiday weekends: Saturday November 10 and Monday November 12 (Veteran’s Day); Close at 4pm  Wednesday November 21 and close all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday November 22, 23, 24 (Thanksgiving); Saturday December 22, Monday and Tuesday December 24, 25 (Christmas); Monday December 31 and Tuesday January 1, 2019 (New Years).

Breaking News: Kentucky has been granted an extension by Homeland Security on REAL ID implementation. This means you can use your Kentucky license for domestic flights and to enter military bases through July 31, 2019.  New compliant licenses will begin to be issued in early 2019.   For more information on the new Voluntary Travel License/ID coming in 2019 click here.


Kenton County Driver’s License has two convenient locations that can help you with your driver’s license needs:

Kenton Circuit Clerk’s Driver’s License Branches:

230 Madison Ave. 2nd floor
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: (859) 292-6523 Option 6
Fax: (859) 292-6496
Hours: Monday – Friday 8AM – 4 PM
Payment Options  –  Cash, Check, Debit Card or Credit Card.
There is a $2 third-party fee for debit or credit card transactions.


1655 Delaware Crossing – Independence, KY 41051

The Independence Driver’s License is located behind the old Kroger on the back side of the building.

Phone: (859) 356-5925
Fax: (859) 356-0942
Issuance and Renewal Hours (for testing hours see below):

Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4PM
Wednesday 8:00AM – 6 PM (No Testing  3:30-6 pm)
Saturday 9AM – 12PM (closed holiday weekends) No Testing

Payment Options  –  Cash, Check, Debit Card or Credit Card.
There is a $2 third-party fee for debit or credit card transactions.


For regular or motorcycle permits:

Mon-Fri  8AM-11:45AM & 12:30-3:30PM

For CDL or Foreign Nationals:

Mon-Fri 8:00-11:00AM & 12:30-2:00PM

To schedule a road test call 1-844-253-5680

The Driver’s License Division of the Kenton County Circuit Court Clerk’s office is responsible for things such as license renewal, state IDs and permits. We strive to give the citizens of Kenton County a professional and friendly environment for all of your licensing and ID needs. We offer hours Monday – Friday and provide additional hours at the Independence branch that include Wednesdays until 6 PM and Saturdays from 9-12, excluding holiday weekends.