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Closing: All offices will be closed Monday September 2nd for Labor Day and the Independence office will be closed Saturday August 31st.

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. We will be closed September 20th to move and re-open at the new location September 23rd.  The Independence location will remain at its current Delaware Crossing location and will be open September 20th.  The Courts will remain at the Justice Center 230 Madison Avenue Covington.

Update on Travel ID’s: there continue to be delays in issuing the Travel ID compliant licenses.  We have not been given a time line on when Kenton County would be able to issue them.  We are suggesting that you obtain a passport in order to fly.  Please check back to see when Travel ID’s might be available in Kenton County.   


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