Nicholas County Circuit Clerk

​Elected official responsible for maintaining the records of the Circuit Court.  The Circuit Clerk's office is also responsible for issuing drivers licenses, learner permits, driver testing, and issuing non-driver photo identification cards.

Graduated Licensing Program

Testing for a Learner's Permit is held at 1 p.m. the First, Third and Fifth (as appropriate) Thursdays of each month.  Call for more information.

The skills test may not be taken until 180 days after receiving a Learner's Permit.  Skills tests are held beginning at 8:30 a.m. the First, Third and Fifth (as appropriate) Thursdays of each month.  ALL Road Test are limited, this includes Motorcycle Applicants.  In-County residents will be tested first.  There are special requirements to take the skills test that are provided when you get your Learner's Permit.

Contact Information

Sandye Watkins, Circuit Clerk
Nicholas County Courthouse
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 109 Carlisle, KY 40311

(859) 289-2336 – Office
(859) 289-6141 - Fax

Office Hours: