The Graves County Circuit Clerk’s Office and driver’s license hours have changed again. Graves County Circuit Court Clerk Emily Ward Buzanis said new orders from the Kentucky Supreme Court are responsible for the change.
The new hours for the Circuit Clerk’s Office on the court side are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. They will be closed from noon-12:30 p.m. for lunch. On Fridays, they will be open from 9 a.m. until noon.
For driver’s license, its hours are now Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and open during lunch.
In addition to a shift in hours, Buzanis said they have had to turn many people away at the door because they lacked the required paperwork and proof.
• Pursuant to the Supreme Court order, if a driver’s license expired between March 1 and Sept. 30, 2020, the license holder must renew remotely by using the TC 94-191 form. This form is to be used by anyone renewing a class D or M license, permit, or an ID card.
• Any change of name or address, or if a resident holds a CDL, will require an office visit with the necessary documentation. A piece of mail showing current address and the driver’s license are needed for an address change.
• The TC 94-191 forms are available at kycourts.gov or on the front porch of the courthouse. The form can be mailed, along with payment, to the Circuit Clerk’s Office at 100 East Broadway, Mayfield, KY 42066. Alternatively, the payment and form can be placed in the secure drop box by the front entrance of the courthouse. The remote renewal form is now mandatory pursuant to the Supreme Court order. Residents are asked to allot 10-14 days for processing renewals.
• Anyone who has lost their driver’s license or ID must present their Social Security card, as well as a piece of mail, to obtain a replacement. If a resident does not have a Social Security card, they may call the clerk’s office at 270-247-1733 to discuss other options. If a license was lost or stolen between March 1 and Sept. 30, 2020, the TC 94-191 form can be used to replace it as long as the address on the original is correct.
• Before a name can be changed on a driver’s license, the resident must change it at the Social Security Office first, and then wait at least 24 hours. After that, the resident will need to bring their name-changing document (marriage license, divorce decree, court order), new Social Security card or letter from the SSA with the resident’s name, and the current driver’s license for an in-person office visit.
• All CDL holders will be required to make an in-person visit. In order to renew or replace a CDL, Buzanis said the holder’s medical certificate and self-certification must be up to date. A holder can access their CDL self-portal at drive.ky.gov.
The only payment forms accepted by the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office are cash or check.
“I greatly appreciate everyone’s patience during this time,” Buzanis said. “Everyone has been more than understanding. We are currently still operating with a very reduced staff, which makes our daily operations very challenging, and I can’t thank the people of Graves County enough for the support, kindness, and patience they have shown.”