Madison County changing written driver testing location


RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – Beginning Tuesday, June 29, those needing to take the written driver license test will need to go to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Driver Licensing Regional Office.

Located at 830 Eastern Bypass, Suite A12 in Richmond, the office is found inside the Richmond Mall.

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Road testing will still be administered from the Court Annex parking lot.

Both tests will still be given by appointment only and testing services will remain available Tuesday through Friday every week. Applicants will need to visit KSP Driver Testing to make an appointment. Once on the website, click the yellow “WRITTEN TESTING” banner and follow the link for Madison County.

For road test appointments, applicants should click on the orange “OPERATOR & MOTORCYCLE ROAD TESTING” banner, and follow the link for Madison County.  New appointments for testing in Madison County will be available starting Friday, June 25 at 8:00 a.m.  Questions or concerns may be submitted to

Before appointments, new drivers should get ready for the exam by looking over the official Kentucky driver’s manual online or by viewing it through the official KSP mobile app. All driver testing materials can be viewed and printed for free.

Upon completion and passage of a permit, driver’s or commercial driver’s license, applicants will request their driving credential from KYTC staff at the Driver Licensing Regional Office. A separate appointment is not needed. The phased, county-by-county transition of licensing services from the Office of the Circuit Court Clerks to Driver Licensing Regional Offices will conclude by June 30, 2022 and was authorized by House Bill 453 during the 2020 Kentucky General Assembly. To view a map of the KYTC Driver Licensing Regional Offices, click here.

According to KYTC, Kentucky will continue offering the option of a standard driver’s license, but a REAL ID or other form of federally approved identification, such as a passport or military ID, eventually will be needed by people 18 and older for boarding commercial flights and accessing military bases and federal buildings that currently require identification. Federal enforcement is scheduled to begin May 3, 2023.

First-time application for a REAL ID must be made in person at a Driver Licensing Regional office. Specific documentation is required. A list of acceptable documentation and a link to take an interactive quiz that populates a personalized list of documents is available at | IDocument Guide.