Jefferson County Kentucky – Driver’s Permit

JEFFERSON_KY_KYpermitKENTUCKY LAW: You must take the permit test in the county you reside.


3501 Roger E. Schupp St.
Louisville, KY 40205
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Phone: (502) 595-4405

All written and road tests are handled only at the Bowman Field Branch. Tests are administered by Kentucky State Police. Road tests require an appointment with the Kentucky State Police — (844) 233-9944.

The following information applies to getting your Driver’s Permit and setting up your road test in Jefferson County Kentucky.

Location: Bowman Field – 3501 Roger Schupp Street, Louisville / (502) 595-4405
Testing Days: Monday thru Friday
Written Tests: Monday- 8:00am-5:30pm; Tuesday thru Friday- 8:00am-3:30pm
Road Tests: 8:15am-3:15pm (by appointment)
Motorcycle Tests: 9:00am-11:00am & 12:30pm-2:00pm
CDL Written Tests: Monday- 8:00am-5:00pm; Tuesday thru Friday- 8:00am-3:00pm
Phone Numbers to schedule Driver’s Test: 844-233-9944 (toll-free)

Operator Permit / Graduated License

STEERING_BULLETStep One: Operator Permit

You must be at least 16 years old to apply for a driver’s permit. You are required to take a vision test and written test, which are only given at the Bowman Field Driver’s License Branch. Driving manuals can be viewed by clicking here.

You must provide a certified or original birth certificate, Social Security card and proof of address. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian also must sign the application taking financial responsibility. A legal guardian must provide a certified copy of guardianship papers. Pursuant to the No Pass/No Drive Law (KRS 159.051), you must also provide a School Compliance Verification Form issued by your school.

Permit drivers under 18 may not drive between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. unless the driver can demonstrate a good cause for driving. The driver must be accompanied by a licensed driver age 21 or older in the front seat of the vehicle.

STEERING_BULLETStep Two: Intermediate License

After holding a permit for 180 days, the driver may apply for an intermediate license and take the road test. To schedule a road test, contact the Kentucky State Police at (844) 233-9944. Intermediate drivers under the age of 18 may not drive between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. unless the driver can demonstrate a good cause for driving. A parent or guardian must certify that the driver has completed 60 hours of practice with 10 hours occurring at night. A practice driving log and verification form are required. Passenger restrictions are limited to one unrelated person under 20 years of age.

STEERING_BULLETStep Three: Unrestricted License

Intermediate license holders who have held an intermediate license for 180 days and completed the four-hour graduate license program may apply for a full unrestricted license.