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Closing: All offices will be closed Thursday July 18th from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for a staff meeting.

Update on Travel ID’s: the first two counties have started to issue the Travel ID compliant licenses.  We should hear shortly the roll out schedule for when Kenton County will be able to issue them.  Please check back frequently to find out when you can obtain your Travel ID in Kenton County.   

We are moving! The Covington location of Driver’s License is moving from the Justice Center to the new Kenton County Administration Building at the old Bavarian Brewery/Jillians complex with it opens in late summer/fall. The Independence location will remain at its current Delaware Crossing location.

Effective immediately: The KY Dept of Transporation has informed us that the Circuit Clerk’s office will no longer be able to process Drivers License reinstatement fees. Please visit www.drive.ky.gov for information on how to pay those fees.

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 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