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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet COVID-19 In-Person Closure Information

To protect the health and safety of Kentuckians, the following Kentucky Transportation Cabinet offices are closed to the public ​until further notice:

  • Transportation Cabinet Office Building (including REAL ID issuance office, One Stop Shop and Conference Center facilities) at 200 Mero St. in Frankfort
  • REAL ID issuance offices and driver licensing field/satellite offices
  • All 12 Department of Highways District Offices and Section Offices
  • Administrative Offices at the Capital City Airport (Capital City Airport's runway, terminal and hangars remain open)
  • KYTC Maintenance Facilities in all 120 counties
  • KYTC Materials Labs
  • KYTC Equipment Warehouses and Storage Facilities

The following persons may enter but are subject to social distancing:
  • Government officials and employees
  • Delivery services
  • Building maintenance service contractors

No roads or bridges have been closed as a result of COVID-19.

Kentucky's rest areas and Welcome Centers will REMAIN OPEN at this time.

Janitorial staff at rest areas are working hard to keep these facilities clean and sanitary but Welcome Centers will not be staffed by travel consultants. Rest areas are an important safe haven for road-weary drivers to have access to parking lots and facilities.

If you need to travel, you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by:

  • Frequently washing your hands with soap and water
  • Covering your coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoiding close contact with others.
  • Staying home if you feel sick.

For the latest info about COVID-19 in Kentucky, visit

Driver's Licensing Services

The Transportation Cabinet has made provisions to ensure regulatory compliance for citizens with time-sensitive renewal needs while REAL ID offices, regional field/satellite offices, and Circuit Court Clerk offices are closed to the public. Thanks to an emergency order issued by Secretary Jim Gray, Kentuckians with an operator or commercial driver's license, permit or identification card that expires while licensing offices are closed will be granted a 90-calendar day extension beyond their printed expiration date, and any delinquent renewal fees will be waived. The Cabinet will notify Kentucky law enforcement agencies of these extensions and the Transportation Security Administration will accept expired licenses that fall within this extension period to pass through airport security checkpoints. 

Motor Vehicle Services

The KYTC One-Stop Shop in Frankfort is temporarily closed. Contact your local County Clerk Office before making a trip to confirm if they are open or closed to the public. Several vehicle services can be performed online including:

  • Vehicle registration renewals
  • Personalized license plate applications
  • Motor carrier permit and tax services
  • Title/register/renew a vehicle or vessel

A full list of online services is available on  

Secretary Gray's emergency order provides a 90-calendar day extension and late renewal fee waiver for the following items if the expiration date has passed or were to pass during office closures:

  • Vehicle/vessel registration certificates
  • Vehicle license plates
  • Vehicle tag certificates
  • Handicap parking permits
  • Lien filings

The emergency order can be found online at

RiverLink In-Person Customer Service Centers

Kentuckians can open or manage their RiverLink tolling account anytime at while customer service centers in Kentucky and Indiana are closed. Tolls owed can be paid online, by phone or by mail. To further assist drivers who use in-person customer service centers, additional fees will not be added to new or existing invoices until the centers have resumed operations.

I-69 ORX and Mountain Parkway Project Offices

For information about the I-69 Ohio River Crossing, visit For information about the Mountain Parkway Project, visit

Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean 2020

To protect the health and safety of Kentuckians, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has CANCELED Adopt-a-Highway's 2020 Spring Clean. For more information about Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program please visit

For a list of cumulative actions taken by Governor Beshear, visit


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