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Pat Hieneman
Greenup County Clerk
PO Box 686
Greenup, KY 41144-0686
(606) 473-7394

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Licensing > Driver's License
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Permit Requirements | Graduated Licensing Program | Social Security Number/Birth Certificate Requirements | Driver Testing | License Renewal | Military Personnel | Resources/PDF Downloads


Permits and Driver's Licenses are not issued by the County Clerk, but rather the Circuit Clerk. We have provided this section as a public service to the residents of Greenup County. If you have any questions, please contact the Circuit Clerk (606-473-7666). Permit testing and issuance and driver testing is done only at the Courthouse.


Permit Requirements
Residents must be at least 16 years of age to obtain a permit. If under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign the application. Qualifying residents must complete a written, vision, and skills test, present a valid birth certificate (photo copies are not accepted) and a Social Security Card (laminated cards are invalid and cannot be accepted).
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Graduated Licensing Program (Young/New Drivers)
A new Graduated Driver License Law took effect on October 1, 2006. The goal of Graduated Driver License Law is to curb the overall number of crashes involving teenage drivers, especially the high number of deadly crashes with teen involvement. The Graduated Driver License Law creates an intermediate period of six months between the learner’s permit and a full, unrestricted license. During the intermediary phase, teenagers will have a full license with two restrictions on their driving privileges (see below).

Permit Phase

-Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to apply for a driving permit.
-A parent or guardian must sign the permit application for applicants under the age of 18, taking responsibility for the applicant.
-Applicant must successfully pass the written permit examination and the vision test to be issued a permit.
-Applicants under the age of 21 must hold the driving permit for a minimum of 180 days. -Applicants over the age of 21 must hold the driving permit for a minimum of 30 days.
-Permit holders must drive with licensed driver over 21 years old accompanying them in the front passenger seat. (Must complete a minimum of 60 hours of practice driving, 10 of which must occur at night.)
-Permit holders issued under the age of 18 are not allowed to drive between the hours of 12 midnight and 6 a.m. unless the driver can demonstrate a good cause for driving such as emergencies, school or work related activities.
-Drivers receiving a moving traffic violation conviction under KRS 186, 189, 189A. will have to restart the 180 day Permit License waiting period.
-Permit holders shall not operate a motor vehicle at any time with more than 1 unrelated person under 20 years of age in the vehicle.
-Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prohibited. All drivers under the age of 21 are subject to “Zero Alcohol Tolerance” (Defined as .02 Blood Alcohol Concentration).
-All drivers are subject to Kentucky’s point system. A driver under the age of 18 who accumulates more than 6 points, or a driver age 18 and over who accumulates 12 points may have their driving privilege suspended.
-No serious moving violations for those under the age of 18.
-Buckle Up, it’s the Law! Everyone in the vehicle must wear a seatbelt at all times.

Intermediate License Phase
-When applying for an Intermediate License the driver’s Parent/Guardian must certify the driver has completed 60 hours of practice driving, 10 of which must occur at night.
-Drivers 16 ½-18 years of age who have successfully completed the permit phase must pass the driving skills test to be issued an intermediate license. After successfully completing the road test the Kentucky State Police driving examiner will place an “Intermediate License” sticker on the drivers permit license.
-Intermediate License holders are not allowed to drive between the hours of 12 midnight and 6 a.m. unless the driver can demonstrate a good cause for driving such as emergencies, school, or work related activities.
-Passenger restriction – limit 1 unrelated person under 20 years of age (secondary offense)
-Drivers receiving a moving traffic conviction under KRS 186, 189, 189A. will have to restart the 180 day intermediate License waiting period.
-Intermediate license must complete one of the following New Driver Education Programs before moving to the next licensing phase: Graduated Licensing Course (free course provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in the drivers home county), High School Drivers Education Course, or Private Driver Training course at a Division of Driver License approved driver training school.
-Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prohibited. All drivers under the age of 21 are subject to “Zero Alcohol Tolerance” (Defined as .02 Blood Alcohol Concentration).
-A driver under the age of 18 who accumulates more than 6 points may have their driving privilege suspended.
-No serious moving violations for those under the age of 18.
-Buckle Up, it’s the Law! Everyone in the vehicle must wear a seatbelt at all times.

Full Unrestricted Driver License Phase (Goes into effect on October 1, 2007)
-Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prohibited. All drivers under the age of 21 are subject to “Zero Alcohol Tolerance” (Defined as .02 Blood Alcohol Concentration).
-All drivers are subject to Kentucky’s point system. A driver under the age of 18 who accumulates more than 6 points, or a driver age 18 and over who accumulates 12 points may have their driving privilege suspended.
-Buckle Up, it’s the Law! Everyone in the vehicle must wear a seatbelt at all times.
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Social Security Number/Birth Certificate Verification Requirements
-The name on your driver license should be your legal name, if not you will need to take a copy of your birth certificate or a legal document verifying a name change to the clerk's office to have the information on your driver's license corrected;
-If your Social Security card does not contain your legal name, you will need to contact your local Social Security Administration field office to have your information updated;
-If your driver's license has your new married name but your Social Security card does not, contact your local Social Security Administration field office to have your Social Security card corrected.

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Driver Testing
New drivers must pass a vision, written, and skills test to be issued a permit and then must complete a road test at least six months after receiving the permit. No tests are required of persons transferring to Kentucky with valid driving privileges in other states or persons suspended for less than one year. Vision and written tests are required of drivers suspended more than one year. Any driver suspended for more than five years will start as a new driver.
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Driver License Renewal
A driver license must be renewed in the circuit clerk's office in the Kentucky County of residence. A Kentucky operator's license is valid for four years. For drivers age 21 and over, the license expires 31 days after birth date. If driver is under the age of 21, the license expires 90 days after 21st birthday. Drivers age 21 and over may renew a valid driver license up to six months prior to the expiration date. If the license is expired for more than one year, a vision and written test is required.
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Military Personnel
Kentucky residents currently serving in the United States military who are stationed or assigned to a military base or other location outside the boundaries of the Commonwealth may renew a Class D operator's license by mail. Contact the Circuit Clerk's office for more information on applying. If a Kentucky resident has been serving in the United States military and has allowed their operator's license to expire, they shall, within ninety (90) days of returning to the Commonwealth, be permitted to renew their license without having to take a written test or road test.
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Resources/PDF Downloads
-A Guide for First Time Drivers
-KY Driver's Manual
-Parent Guide - Teaching Your Teen Driving Habits for Life
-Practice Driving Log

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Information provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet - Division of Driver Licensing. For more information, visit their website or contact the Circuit Clerk at
606-473-7666.


 

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