Kenton County Kentucky – Driver’s Permit

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

Location: 1655 Delaware Crossing, Independence
Testing Days: Monday thru Friday
Written Tests: 8:00am-3:30pm
Road Tests: 8:30am-3:30pm (by appointment)
Motorcycle Tests:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am , by appointment, call: 844-253-5680
Phone Numbers: 844-253-5680


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.

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.