Kentucky public records:
Kentucky public records can either be in paper or electronic format according to the Kentucky statute KRS 171.410 (1). These records include: maps, books, films, disks, photographs, papers, etc. These documents are prepares, owned and used by public agency as per the Act.
Procedure to be followed to obtain the public records:
As per the Open Records Law of 2006, you can request for any public record. To do so, you have to make a request in a letter form and forward it to the records agency; where a person designated for this job specifically will let you know whether the particular public record you are requesting for is available or not.
Kentucky Public records website provides lot of information on public records online. You can obtain the public record by selecting the state as "Kentucky" and proving your first and last names. You should also select one of the following options from the drop-down menu:
This site also provides various featured links to different kind of information. Kentucky Government website provides detailed information on various themes. Another good reference to obtain public records of Kentucky is http://www.courtreference.com/Kentucky-Courts.htm.
How to Order Kentucky Court Records:
The Kentucky Court of Justice has made the process of requesting a court record easier by introducing online services for Court records. It is trouble-free to search a record or a profile from this website.
However, the Kentucky state court's online database has some limitations. You can perform searches only through case numbers or titles. If you want to obtain a record based on any other information, then you have to visit the State courts directly.
Another good source to obtain the court records is the Kentucky Court Case Record Search. You can obtain the records based on the party, case, or citation.
If you want to search by party, then you have to include the following information:
Providing the last name is required.
If you want to search by case, then you only have to provide County, case number and division. For "search by citation" you have to provide year, control number and type.
Kentucky vital records:
Kentucky Vital Records is one of the best websites, which not only maintains various vital records of an individual, but also provides detailed information on how to obtain a particular vital record. They also provide indices of years from when the record is available for search.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm is another good source which provides in depth information about Kentucky vital records.
In Kentucky, public records are "all books, papers, maps, photographs, cards, tapes, disks, diskettes, recordings and other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, which are prepared, owned, used, in the possession of or retained by a public agency" according to Kentucky statute KRS 171.410 (1). They may be in paper or electronic format. According to KRS 61.878, though, not all of those have to be available to the public.
If you do want to request public records, and you can do so under the Open Records Law passed in July of 2006, you have to send a written request to the records custodian of the state agency you're interested in. Each of the state agencies has one person in the office with this designation, and they will be able to tell you whether the record you are requesting is available for public viewing.