Transportation Cabinet announces mail in renewal for licenses and ID’s. Visit for more information.

All offices of the Kenton Circuit Clerk will be closed Monday January 17th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Covington office is now permanently closed. Independence office (behind Kroger) is still open.

The Kentucky Transportation office where REAL ID compliant licenses/ID’s are issued has moved! The new address is 6159 1st Financial Drive, Suite #200 Burlington, KY 41005 Phone 859-692-5834. Beginning in May 2023 you will need either a passport or REAL ID compliant license to fly domestically or enter restricted federal facilities, such as military bases. Within the year, ALL drivers license functions will be moving to this office. For more information or to make an appointment visit the DOT website here.

The Independence office of the Kenton Circuit Clerk is now open for license issuance for walk ins. We are no longer taking appointments. Due to staff shortages we will be closed for lunch from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm. The Covington Office is now permanently closed.

Covington Office Kenton County Administration Building (Closed permanently)

  • Independence Office (behind Kroger)
  • 1655 Delaware Crossing
  • Independence, Kentucky 41051
  • 859-356-5925
  • Hours: 8:00 am to 4 pm Mon-Fri exception holidays. Closed 11:45 am to 12:30 pm for lunch.

Kentucky State Police continue to all drivers testing, by appointment only, at their facility adjacent to our Independence office. Visit their website to make an appointment. You do not need an appointment with our office, if you have an appointment with the State Police.