KYTC launches ‘popup driver licensing’

CALDWELL COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is launching “popup driver licensing” in November as part of ongoing efforts to modernize licensing.

A “popup driver licensing” pilot will launch in November for residents of Caldwell, Hart, Lee and Owen counties. Residents of the four counties may choose from all the services offered in brick-and-mortar driver licensing regional offices located across the state.

This is to served citizens in counties that do not have a Driver Licensing Regional Office. Popup driver licensing is ideal for residents who need services exclusively performed in-person at a Driver Licensing Regional Office. This includes upgrading a standard license to a REAL ID license, requesting an eight-year license if you are due to renew, and updating your name on a credential.

Appointments are required and must be scheduled on Slots are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and walk-in appointments are unavailable to ensure cabinet staff can answer questions or review documents of appointment-holders ahead of their scheduled visits. The traveling service currently only accepts credit or debit card payments. View pricing information.

This summer, the state launched its first online driver licensing service and the October announcement of a permanent mail-in renewal program. These services allow Kentuckians optimal convenience to renew their Kentucky driver’s licenses and ID cards from home and skip a trip to a Driver Licensing Regional Office or a popup event until it’s time to take a take a new photo.

Upcoming Popup Driver Licensing Visits in western Kentucky:

Caldwell County on Tuesday, Nov. 16:
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. CST
Caldwell County Fiscal Courtroom
100 East Market St.
Princeton, KY

The Transportation Cabinet recently completed a Popup Driver Licensing Pilot at the Kentucky State Fair. Over the course of 11 days, 652 credentials were issued to residents representing 35 Kentucky counties.

The cabinet’s partnership with Caldwell, Hart, Lee and Owen counties in November is the final popup pilot before the initiative is launched statewide the first of 2022, when events will be hosted periodically in counties without a KYTC Driver Licensing Regional Office. Kentucky law specifies the number of annual visits based on a county’s population.

Learn more about the program, as well as other ways to renew credentials remotely, at

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