“The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), in partnership with Circuit Court Clerks, recently began a phased pilot program to roll out REAL ID-compliant credentials in specific counties, prior to making the credential available in all 120 counties. The pilot approach was necessary to understand any issues with the new credentialing system and has allowed KYTC to significantly improve system performance and to monitor operations. The pilot program identified staffing and workload increases in Circuit Court Clerk offices that are not sustainable both in the short and long term.
“In partnership with the Circuit Court Clerks and the Administrative Office of the Courts, the proposed approach is for Circuit Court Clerks to continue to issue standard, non-REAL ID driver’s licenses while the Transportation Cabinet works with the legislature to consider implementing a network of regional offices to issue the optional REAL ID-compliant cards. The Cabinet believes this is the fastest and most efficient path forward to make REAL ID-compliant cards available statewide before the federal deadline of October 2020.
“We will provide an update as plans are finalized. We remain committed to a successful rollout.”
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The Jefferson County Office of the Circuit Court Clerk (OCCC) serves as the custodian of all court records of District, Circuit and Family courts, as well as the repository of fees, fines and court costs in the county. In addition to these primary responsibilities to the court, our office also issues Kentucky driver’s licenses and identification cards in partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky State Police.
The staff is comprised of 327 deputy clerks who carry out the daily responsibilities of our office. Deputy clerks are sworn officers of the court and work in four major divisions: District Court, Circuit Court, Family Court and Driver’s License.
These divisions are located in the Louis D. Brandeis Hall of Justice, the Jefferson County Judicial Center and the six driver’s license branches throughout Jefferson County. Deputy clerks also work in Archives & Records in the Old Jefferson County Jail Building.
With 40 elected trial court judges, the Jefferson County OCCC serves the largest jurisdiction in Kentucky’s unified court system and its only true urban court system. The majority of court operations are conducted at two facilities in downtown Louisville: the Hall of Justice, at 600 W. Jefferson St., and the Jefferson County Judicial Center, at 700 W. Jefferson St.
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Office of the Circuit Court Clerk
Louis D. Brandeis Hall of Justice
600 W. Jefferson St., Suite 2008
Louisville, KY 40202
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday