Kentucky Court Records
Accessing Kentucky Court Records
The trial system in Kentucky comprises of Circuit courts and District courts. The Circuit courts have general jurisdiction over both civil and criminal cases, while the District courts have limited jurisdiction over certain cases only. The courts are not only responsible for maintaining law and order in the state, but they are also responsible for preserving records and making them available to the public for reference.
Obtaining Kentucky Court Records
Earlier it used to be very difficult to access these records in Kentucky. You either had to have an insider, or you had to hire a lawyer for this. However, this is all changed now. The records are now stored both digitally and manually in the state, and the database can be accessed easily.
To access the record, you must approach the Clerk's office at the court where the case was heard. But do ensure that you are approaching the right court because otherwise, you will not get the record, though the information is in the public domain. It is essential for you to also supply the right information to help in the search. If you provide incorrect information, the search will yield no result, and you will not get the record you want.
The Clerk's office is responsible for professional record keeping, receiving money that the court should receive, payment of money to parties, the recording of legal documents, the providing of legal documents, handling the affidavits, administering the oaths, issuing driver licenses and others. The office is always busy because they have to do a lot of jobs. You should help them.
Here, Are Certain Ways You Can Access the Record
- Apply in person to the Clerk's office at the respective court.
- Apply over the telephone or through mail.
- You can search to find the record online by the social security number of the person. You cannot get a copy of the record from the Internet though. But you can at least look at the information.
- Approach the public library, for the information.
Here, Are Some Addresses in Kentucky for You
Caldwell County Clerk
100 E. Market St., Room 3 Courthouse
Princeton, KY 42445-1675
Telephone: (502) 365-6754
Calloway County Clerk
101 S. 5th St.
Murray, KY 42071-2583
Telephone: (502) 753-3923
Campbell County Clerk
4th & York St.
Newport, KY 41071
Telephone: (606) 292-3845
Carlisle County Clerk
P.O. Box 176
Bardwell, KY 42023-0176
Telephone: (502) 628-3233
Carroll County Clerk
440 Main Street
Carrollton, KY 41008-1099
Telephone: (502) 732-7005
Montgomery County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 414
Mount Sterling, KY 40353-0414
Telephone: (606) 498-8700
Morgan County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 26
West Liberty, KY 41472-0026
Telephone: (606) 743-3949
Muhlenberg County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 525
Greenville, KY 42345-0525
Telephone: (502) 338-1441
113 E. Stephen Foster, P.O. Box 312
Bardstown, KY 40004-1584
Telephone: (502) 348-1820
Information You Can Get in the Record
Some of the information that you can get are,
- Age and sex of the person
- Current and last known address and phone number
- Marriage records
- Divorce records
- Default records
- Police, Court, Arrest and Criminal records
- Army, Military and Navy records
- Business and records of property
Kentucky Court Records
How To Order Kentucky Court Records
To make it easier to order Kentucky court records, the Kentucky Court of Justice has created an online database where you can search public records.
Court Record Limitations
The online database only includes case numbers and titles in the search results. For more information on a case, you will need to contact the courts directly.
How To Make A Request For Court Records
To use the online search feature, you will need to logon to the Kentucky Court Case Record Search page. You will then be able to search for your particular case in question. The results will give you a case title and number, and some cases will have the option to register for victim notification through VINELink.