Drivers Licensing is handled by the Kentucky State Transportation Cabinet.  For full information, please visit their site at: http://transportation.ky.gov/Driver-Licensing/Pages/default.aspx

For Louisville locations, click here.

 

The information below can help you if: 

There are 6 offices in the Louisville Metro area that handle issuing permits, driver’s licenses, commercial driver’s licenses and personal IDs. Only one office, Bowman Field, handles written and driving tests for new drivers and those relocating to Louisville (more information below). 
 

Payment information for all 6 locations:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit cards (There is a $2 third-party charge for using a credit card.)
  • Debit cards (There is a $2 third-party charge for using a debit card.)
  • There is an ATM at all locations listed below. There is a $3.50 bank service charge.

What you can do at all locations
(Pricing is listed for general information. Please check with the branch for more details.)

  • Renew your KY operator’s/driver’s license ($20)
  • Renew your KY operator’s/motorcycle license ($30)
  • Renew your driver’s permit ($12)
    Renew your commercial driver’s license (Prices vary)
  • Get a Kentucky personal ID (Adult: $12)
  • Get a duplicate driver’s or commercial license ($12) (Commercial license prices vary)
  • Transfer your license to Kentucky if you're moving from another state and your license is still valid ($20 - operator only) Learn more here
  • Traffic Citations: If a person chooses to pay a traffic citation at a driver’s license branch, the credit card fee is $6 (Traffic citation only). When paying a citation at a driver’s license branch, it must be done 3 business days before the scheduled court date.

What additional services you can only do at the St. Matthews/Bowman Field branch:

  • Take a written driver’s test
  • Take a driver’s test (Offered by the Kentucky State Police)
  • Submit the security threat assessment application
  • Take the hazardous material endorsement test

More information for new residents
If you are moving to Louisville from another state and your license has expired, you must go to the Bowman Field Branch to take a written test and an eye test prior to receiving a Kentucky state driver’s license. See more about the Bowman Field location below.

An out-of-state vehicle inspection is required when a vehicle is brought into Kentucky from another state or purchased in another state. Learn more here.

Locations in Louisville

Driver's License Branches

Bowman Field
3501 Roger Schupp Street
Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: (502) 595-4405
Office hours: Monday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (FOR RENEWALS & DUPLICATES ONLY)

Note: There is an ATM at this location. There is a $3.50 bank service charge. 

Testing Hours/ Written Test 
Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
No testing on Saturday

Testing Hours/ Driving Test
By appointment only: (502) 454-3327 
(You can begin calling at 8 a.m. First-come, first-served. Have your license number and Social Security number.)


Downtown Branch
Driver's License Branch
514 West Liberty Street (Old Jail Building)
Phone: (502) 595-4924
Office hours: 
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday
 


West Louisville Branch

Driver's License Office
The NIA Center
2900 W. Broadway 
775-5122
Phone: (502) 775-5122
Office hours: 
Monday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. -  6:00 p.m. 
Wed.- Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday


Outer Loop / Highview Branch 
Driver's License Branch
7509 Outer Loop (Located in the Valu Market Shopping Center)
Louisville, KY 40228
Phone: (502) 239-4292 or (502) 239-4293
Office hours: Monday: 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday
 


Southwest Branch

Driver's License Branch
K-Mart Plaza
4917 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40258
Phone: (502) 595-4703 or (502) 595-4709
Office hours: Monday: 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Middletown Branch
Driver's License Branch
Eastern Government Center
200 Juneau Drive
Middletown, KY 40243
Phone: (502) 244-6097 or (502) 244-6098
Office hours: Monday: 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday

Motorcycle Permit/Licensing Information
Motorcycle permits and licenses are issued in the Circuit Court Clerk's offices (see list above for Jefferson county) in the Kentucky county of residence. To apply for a motorcycle permit, you must be at least 18, or you must hold a valid operator's license. Applicants for a motorcycle license permit who are under 18 years old, however, must have a parent or legal guardian who is willing to assume the responsibility imposed by KRS 186.590 sign the application for a license. This is true even if the parent or guardian has already signed the application allowing the minor to drive a moped or automobile. 



Click here for motorcycle safety, permit and licensing information from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.



Traffic Citations

If a person chooses to pay a traffic citation at a driver’s license branch, the credit card fee is $6 (Traffic citation only). When paying a citation at a driver’s license branch, it must be done 3 business days before the scheduled court date.