Kentucky Court of Justice
Water pipe break closes Erlanger branch of Kenton County Office of Circuit Court Clerk

Press Release Date:  Friday, September 13, 2013  
Contact Information:  Leigh Anne Hiatt, APR
Public Information Officer
502-573-2350, x 50031
Cell 859-619-7916

A water pipe break has closed the Erlanger branch of the Kenton Office of Circuit Court Clerk until further notice, according to Circuit Court Clerk John Middleton. The closure took effect Sept. 3.
Prior to the closure, the public could obtain driver licenses, permits, permit applications for new drivers, commercial driver licenses and motorcycle licenses at the Kentucky State Police Driver Testing facility in Erlanger.
“I apologize for the inconvenience to the public,” Middleton said. “However, the safety of the public and my employees is a priority.”
Middleton said that citizens have two other locations where they can obtain all of the services that were available at the Erlanger branch. They can visit the circuit court clerks’ main office at the Kenton County Justice Center in Covington and the circuit court clerk’s other branch at the Courthouse in Independence. The addresses for these locations are:
Kenton County Justice Center
230 Madison Ave., 2nd Floor
Covington, Ky.
859-292-6523, ext. 516
Independence Court House
5272 Madison Pike
Independence, Ky.
The Kentucky State Police continue to be responsible for administering written tests for driving permits and road tests for driver licenses. Citizens who have questions about those tests should contact the Kentucky State Police at 859-727-8100.
“The process for those seeking a driver permit, driver license, commercial driver license or motorcycle license is to visit the circuit court clerk’s office in Covington or Independence to complete an application,” Middleton said. “Individuals will then need to take the written test and driving test through the Kentucky State Police. The final step is to return to our Covington or Independence office to obtain the permit or license.”
For more information, contact the Kenton County Office of Circuit Court Clerk at 859-292-6523 ext. 516 or 859-356-5925.
Circuit court clerks are elected officials responsible for managing the records of Circuit and District courts and issuing Kentucky driver licenses and identification cards. They have offices in all 120 Kentucky counties and serve six-year terms. The Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort is the operations arm for the state court system. The AOC supports the activities of nearly 3,300 court system employees and 403 elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks.