Kentucky Public Records
Kentucky public records include birth, marriage, and death vital records. Although state-wide registration was enacted for births/deaths in 1852, compliance was sporadic until 1911; these historical records are available at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives and the Kentucky Historical Society. Records for 1911-present are obtained from the Office of Vital Statistics, at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, by mail/phone, and through VitalChek for fax/online. There are no confidentiality restrictions for vital records. Divorce records are court records; copies should be requested of the appropriate clerk of court. All court records are Kentucky public records with minimal confidentiality restriction.
Lookup Public Records In Kentucky Counties
Kentucky's Jefferson County Clerk's Office is responsible for maintaining marriage records, land records, wills and name changes, delinquent real estate taxes and deed and probate records. The Clerk's Office offers an online land records system, which allows individuals to search online using a comprehensive database of county land records.
Kentucky's Fayette County Clerk is responsible for maintaining land records and marriage licenses. Some of the records kept at the County Clerk's office include: mortgages, deeds, wills, liens, releases and corporate records. Records are available in books, on microfilm and in digital format on a computer system.
Kentucky's Kenton County District/Circuit Court maintains records for all court cases in the county, including civil, criminal and domestic violence cases. The Circuit Court features an online database that can be used to search court cases by division, county, type of party, type of case, name, birth date or event date.