Instant Access to Kentucky State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of

Kentucky Public Records

The Kentucky State Records mission is to grant every person the right to detect, obtain, preview and examine public records, ensuring residents of the state of Kentucky is provided access in accordance with the Kentucky Open Records Act, which states that all public records shall be opened for inspection by any person .

The main goal is to enable all members of the general public the right to access Kentucky state public records easily, efficiently and concisely and without the requester having to specify a “need to know” or reveal any sensitive personal information unless expressively stated otherwise.

Kentucky State Records grants information about the following subjects: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks, including the information in the number of over 41 million public records.

The search functionality granted in this portal enables the requested information to be presented immediately and accurately. Kentucky public records have been gathered from as far back as the year of 1852 and include information from120 counties, thereby ensuring Kentucky abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.