Paducah Regional Driver Licensing Office Reopens
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday announced the reopening of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Regional Driver Licensing Office in Paducah.

The reopening means there are now six regional offices newly opened or reopened to handle licensing needs while adhering to Gov. Beshear's Healthy at Work guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Beshear encouraged anyone who can renew or replace credentials by mail or drop-off to do so. Those whose licenses, permits or ID cards were lost or expired – or will expire – any time from March 1 through Sept. 30, 2020 and who do not require testing may apply for renewal or replacement remotely through the circuit court clerk in their county of residence. Check with the clerk as to preferred method, such as drop-off form or mail-in form. 

Beshear also reminded Kentuckians that licenses and permits that expired March 18 through July 6, 2020 were automatically extended 90 days beyond the printed expiration date.

In-person services at the KYTC Regional Driver Licensing Office in Paducah are limited at this time to the following:

-Replacement of a lost license, permit or identification card

-Issuance of a license or ID card needed for employment

-Issuance of a REAL ID or standard license for a new resident replacing a valid out-of-state credential

-Issuance of REAL ID or standard licenses for new applicants who have successfully completed Kentucky State Police driver testing;

-Renewal of a credential (or issuance of a REAL ID) with expiration dates of March 18 to July 6, 2020, which were automatically extended for 90 days by emergency order; and issuance of a REAL ID for any resident.

The same services are currently offered at other KYTC regional driver licensing offices in Madisonville, Frankfort, Lexington, Morehead and Somerset.

The Regional Driver Licensing Office in Paducah is at 2855 Jackson Street, Suite 7. It will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Qualifying applicants may make appointments online at A limited number of workstations will be available to serve walk-ins. To avoid gatherings in common waiting areas after checking in, applicants may be asked to wait in their vehicles and will be individually notified when to return to the issuance office to be served.

To maintain the safest possible environment, office employees and customers will be required to wear a mask. Social distancing will also be observed. Surfaces will be cleaned and touch pad equipment sanitized after each use.

Published 01:47 PM, Wednesday Jul. 29, 2020
Updated 09:55 PM, Wednesday Jul. 29, 2020



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