Major changes coming to Drivers License!!

As of May 18, 2022 the office of John C. Middleton, Kenton Circuit Clerk is non longer providing driver licensing services. Residents will need to visit any Ky Transportation Cabinet Driver Licensing Regional Office. The Ky Transportation has opened a regional license facility in the Kenton Co Administrative Building in Covington. This office will issue both regular and REAL ID compliant licenses/ID’s. They will be opening an office beginning May 23rd in our former space behind Kroger in Independence. For more information visit It has been a pleasure to serve the citizens of Kenton County.

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

You may also visit the regional Kentucky Transportation office in Burlington 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.

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.