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For the latest updates on driving and motor vehicle services, please visit drive.ky.gov

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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:

  • The One Stop Shop and Conference Center facilities at KYTC headquarters located at 200 Mero St. in Frankfort
    • Transportation Cabinet Office Building in Frankfort is OPEN BY APPOINTMENT
  • 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 kycovid19.ky.gov.

Driver's Licensing Services

KYTC Regional Driver Licensing Offices are accepting appointments and limited walk ins to request either a standard or REAL ID credential or walk-in during office hours. Offices are open for appointments Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. Qualifying applicants may make appointments at https://drive.ky.gov/confidentKY/Pages/Schedule.aspx

During the period March 1, 2020 through February 28,2021, any individual whose operator’s license, permit or identification card has expired, will expire, was lost or stolen may apply through a remote application process with the circuit court clerk in his/her county of residence (KYTC now handles licensing for Fayette County Residents) based on each clerk’s preferred method (i.e. mail form, drop-off form). The applicant must not require any testing when requesting a card renewal or replacement. More information about the application process is available on the Administrative Office of the Courts website.

Beginning July 7, 2020, Kentucky driver’s licenses, permits and IDs that expire on or after July 7, 2020 will no longer receive a 90-day renewal date extension and cardholders will be responsible for renewing their credential with their local circuit court clerk office in order for it to be considered valid.

During the period March 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020, any individual whose operator’s license, permit or identification card has expired, will expire, was lost or stolen may apply through a remote application process with the circuit court clerk in his/her county of residence based on each clerk’s preferred method (i.e. mail form, drop-off form). The applicant must not require any testing when requesting a card renewal or replacement. More information about the application process is available on the Administrative Office of the Courts website.

State Traffic School and Graduated Driver Licensing Courses


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Driver Licensing has temporarily halted in-person classes for state traffic school and graduated driver licensing courses, beginning Nov. 9, 2020.

 

Classes for both programs instead will be offered online or with instructors through virtual platforms through the end of February 2021. Any currently scheduled classes have the option to participate in a virtual instructor-led class by contacting Kentucky Safe Driver at 502-699-2295.

 

For more information, click here.

Motor Vehicle Services

The grace period for all vehicle and vessel registrations or disabled parking placards administered by County Clerks or the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet expired on October 6, 2020. If a vehicle or vessel owner with expired registration did not renew by this date, they will be subject to late fees.

As a reminder, Kentuckians may renew registrations for vehicles, trailers and campers online at
drive.ky.gov or by mail. Boats may be renewed in-person at county clerk offices or through the mail.
Disabled parking placards must be renewed in-person.

County clerk offices serve as the application and issuance site for motor vehicle services.
Kentuckians are encouraged to contact their local county clerk to learn when each office will resume
in-person service. Visit this this website to find your local county clerk office to confirm hours of operation.

The One Stop Shop in Frankfort is closed to the public. The Rebuilt Section of the One Stop Shop in Frankfort will continue to receive rebuilt application packets that are mailed-in, emailed, and dropped-off. There is a dropbox is in the entryway of the Transportation Cabinet Building where rebuilt packets can be dropped.

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 drive.ky.gov.  

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 drive.ky.gov.

RiverLink In-Person Customer Service Centers

RiverLink Walk-Up Centers have reopened with special hours and several precautions in place to help keep customers and employees safe. Click here for more information. Kentuckians can also open or manage their RiverLink tolling account anytime at Riverlink.com. Tolls owed can be paid online, by phone or by mail.

I-69 ORX and Mountain Parkway Project Offices

For information about the I-69 Ohio River Crossing, visit i69ohiorivercrossing.com. For information about the Mountain Parkway Project, visit mtnparkway.com.

Adopt-a-Highway FALL SWEEP 2020

To protect the health and safety of Kentuckians, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has CANCELED Adopt-a-Highway's 2020 FALL SWEEP. For more information about Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program please visit https://transportation.ky.gov/AdoptaHighway/Pages/default.aspx.


For a list of cumulative actions taken by Governor Beshear, visit  https://governor.ky.gov/covid19

 

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