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Transition of Driver Licensing

All in-person driver licensing services will shift to the KYTC Regional Office on September 27th.

Daviess County residents may renew or apply for a REAL ID, standard driver’s license, learner permit, commercial driver license (CDL), or ID card at the regional office.

“It’s a new era of driver licensing in Kentucky,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “We are using technology to offer more service options than ever before, such as online appointment scheduling and, for the first time, online license renewal.”

The traditional issuance system of licenses and permits initiated at the Office of Circuit Court Clerk is being phased out. It is being replaced by a network of KYTC Driver Licensing Regional Offices across the state.

“After many years of issuing driver licenses, circuit court clerks will be able to focus solely on court business, and driver licensing will be executed at new regional offices whose only business is licensing,” Beshear added.

The KYTC Regional Office is located at the Daviess County Operations Center on Highway 81 in Owensboro.

Hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Appointments are encouraged but walk-in customers are welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis until available slots are filled.

Online renewal is available to Kentuckians whose name and address have not changed.  Visit for more information.

“The transition to a new model for license issuance is more than a change of office locations,” said KYTC Secretary Jim Gray.  “Our regional offices also offer a more secure issuance process and upgraded card security features to curb fraud.”

Kentucky State Police will continue to administer all permit and license testing. Testing services are offered Monday through Friday by appointment.

Applicants who require testing by KSP for a permit, driver license or CDL may make an appointment online by visiting KSP’s website.

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