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Bell County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Bell County Background Information

Bell County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. A census demonstrated that Bell County had a total populace of 28,691 in 2010. Pineville is the current county seat in Bell County.

It was formed in 1867.

It was named for Joshua Fry Bell, a US Representative.

The Middlesborough, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Bell County.

Bell County Arrest Documents

In Bell County, arrest records are kept for every last crime. Bell County crimes are put into property crime and violent crime. Back in 2018, there were 12 violent and 136 property crimes across the whole of Bell County.

Bell County Sheriff’s Office
101 Courthouse Sq,
Pineville, KY 40977
Phone: (606) 337-3102

Bell County Criminal Documents

All sex offenders within Bell County are kept on a register. This includes all offenders either living, working, attending school, or jailed in Bell County. This Bell County register is in the public domain. Citizens of Bell County can therefore do a search for any sex offenders inside a certain distance of their homes. In Bell County, there are regularly updated criminal records, including jail and inmate records.

Bell County Court Documents

The county courthouse is in charge of all family, civil, and criminal cases in Bell County. All Bell County court documents are maintained by the court clerk. To obtain these documents in Bell County, a person must enquire at:

Bell County Courthouse
P.O. Box 307
101 Park Ave
Pineville, KY 40977
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. M-F; 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. W (Driver's License only) EST
Phone: (606) 337-2942, (606) 337-9900
Fax: (606) 337-8850

The Court of Appeals has the power to oversee any lower court case in Kentucky when an appeal is made. The lower courts in question can incorporate one of the 120 superior or trial courts in Kentucky, such as the one in Bell County.

NOTE - Regular records can be sent to the requested by fax, email, or mail. Having said that, any official or licensed records in Bell County can only be delivered via mail.

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Bell County Public Files

Vital documents are kept on each citizen in the state of Kentucky. These vital records contain a person's most essential milestone life events. Marriages, divorces, births and deaths are the most popular vital documents. Bell County, and other counties in the state, are pivotal in the collection of these files for Kentucky. Bell County collects some vital files on behalf of the state government.

Marriage files are collected by the Kentucky county clerks. Copies of these records are sent to the Office of Vital Statistics. County clerks have also been in charge of acquiring other vital files in the past, such as birth and death files. These county offices, such as the one in Bell County, may have accumulated birth certificates, death certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, divorce certificates, marriage certificates, and more. All Kentucky vital files, including those from Bell County, are stored in one central registry. These vital records can be used down the road for statistical analysis.

Each resident in Bell County can access these vital files. Residents of Bell County have this right thanks to the 1976 Kentucky Open Documents Act. The last amendment to the Act came in 1994. A person in Bell County can access files at:

Bell County Clerk: Debbie Gambrel
101 Courthouse Sq, #200
Pineville, KY 40977
Phone: (606) 337-6143
Fax: (606) 337-5415

NOTE - The Bell County office opening times are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9:00 a.m. - N Sat EST. Bell County residents looking to obtain copies must also bring a form of photo ID. Driver's licenses and state IDs are acceptable. In Bell County, each request must also be in writing.