Pub. 1 2020 Issue 3

Kentucky Trucker 25 their regional character, there is no restriction on which office a Kentucky resident can use; each office can serve customers from anywhere in the Commonwealth. Because of the pandemic, and restrictions in keep- ing with Gov. Beshear’s Healthy at Work guidelines for protecting employees and customers, the other regional driver licensing offices open to this point offer only a limited menu of services besides issuing REAL ID-compliant licenses and IDs. But the Lexington Regional Driver Licensing Office, even at less than full capacity, will issue all credentials previously issued by the Fayette Circuit court clerk, including — but not limited to — standard operator’s licenses and IDs, CDLs and permits. When fully deployed, the Lexington office will offer 21 camera stations, more than doubling the number of customers who previously could be served at one time in Fayette County. Also, customers will have a 4-year or 8-year renewal option for most credentials. Kentucky State Police officers will be on-site to admin- ister driver testing, with kiosks for the written tests for a license or learner permit. Questions about testing, including scheduling and current operational status under COVID-19 guidelines, can be found at https:// At this time, however, space inside the new office is not fully occupied to help protect employees and customers in keeping with Gov. Beshear’s Healthy at Work guide- lines for coping with COVID-19. There is easy access to the office on and off New Circle Road and ample free parking. The office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. Customers are encouraged to make an appointment, which can be done online at Walk-in customers also will be served but are encour- aged to arrive early and be prepared to wait, as walk-in spaces tend to fill up quickly. However, KYTC strongly recommends the use of a temporary mail-in option for those who need to renew or replace a standard Kentucky license or ID and who do not need State Police driver testing or retesting. The mail-in option is good for holders of licenses that have expired — or will expire — from March 1 to Sept. 30, 2020. REAL ID While Kentucky will continue offering the option of a standard driver’s license, a REAL ID or another form of verified identification, such as a passport or mili- tary ID, will be needed as of Oct. 1, 2021, for passing through airport security and boarding a U.S. com- mercial flight, visiting a military base or accessing a federal building or facility that requires verified identi- fication. More information is available at Obtaining a REAL ID requires extra documentation, so be sure you have the proper documents by checking To maintain the safest possible environment, employ- ees and customers of the KYTC regional driver licens- ing office are required to adhere to Gov. Beshear’s Healthy at Work standards, which include wearing a mask and observing social distancing. Surfaces are cleaned and touchpad equipment sanitized after each use. A video explaining the new Healthy at Work procedures is available at watch?v=zBL2j9n1fAY&feature Keep up with information from Gov. Andy Beshear and his administration about the COVID-19 pandemic at,, and on the Gov- ernor’s official social media accounts Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Despite their regional character, there is no restriction on which office a Kentucky resident can use; each office can serve customers from anywhere in the Commonwealth.