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We have moved! The Covington location of Driver’s License only has moved from the Justice Center to the new Kenton County Administration Building at the old Bavarian Brewery/Jillians complex- 1840 Simon Kenton Way 2nd Floor of the South Building, Covington, Ky 41011.  The Independence location has remained at its current Delaware Crossing location .  The Courts will remain at the Justice Center 230 Madison Avenue Covington.

Our office hours have changed!!!  New hours are as follows: The Covington office will be open 7:30 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.  The Independence office will be open 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday and the 1st Saturday of each month from 9 am to 12 noon. 

REAL ID UPDATE as of September 20, 2019

The KY Transportation Cabinet is currently working with the legislature to implement regional offices to issue the optional REAL ID – compliant cards.  The cabinet believes this is the fastest and most efficient path forward to make REAL ID -compliant cards available statewide before the federal deadline of October 2020.  If you absolutely need one now, you may obtain one at the Department of Transportation in Frankfort, Kentucky.

This office will continue to issue standard licenses and ID credentials that will be acceptable for domestic travel and admittance into military bases and restricted federal buildings until October 2020.

A passport is an acceptable form of identification for all the above and IS required for international travel.

See http://www.drive.ky.gov for additional information and updates.

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:

1840 Simon Kenton Way. 2nd floor South Building
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: (859) 292-6579
Fax: (859) 261-3829
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Payment Options  –  Cash, Check, Debit Card or Credit Card.
There is an additional 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 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
First Saturday of every month 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (closed holiday weekends) No Testing

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


Testing Hours for Operator and Motorcycle:
Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 11:30AM
Then 12:30PM – 3:30PM

Testing Hours for CDL and Foreign National:
Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 11:00AM
Then 12:30PM – 2:00PM

Phone: (844) 253-5680