Boone County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Statistics

According to reports published by the Criminal Justice Information Services Division of the FBI, Boone county law enforcement agencies recorded a net total of 976 index crime offenses in 2016. A break down of the data revealed property crimes to be the predominant subset of crimes committed within county limits. Incidences of larceny and burglary were markedly common as law enforcement agencies recorded 669 reported larceny incidents and 164 burglary incidents.

Motor vehicle theft was recorded to be the third most recurring criminal offense, while rape and aggravated assault were reportedly the 4th and 5th most reported offenses and the most popular among violent crimes. On the other hand, robbery, murder, and arson were the least reported crimes in the county.

Criminal Records

The Boone County Sheriff's Office is the main law enforcement agency of the county and is tasked with providing a variety of crime-management related services including generating and maintaining criminal records. However, the Kentucky State Police Department is the central repository of criminal history information and is better equipped for processing criminal records and background check requests.

How to get Criminal Records

The Kentucky State Police Department processes name-based criminal record requests. The records provided by the Department include the history of statewide arrests as well as misdemeanors, felony charges, conviction history, and disposition information. Interested parties may request criminal record checks using any of the Background Check Forms Available. The form must be completed notarized and submitted with a cheque or money order payment of $20 to the Criminal Records Dissemination Section of the Department. Records are issued within 10 days of the request. In-person and mail requests may be made to:

Kentucky State Police
Criminal Identification and Records Branch
Criminal Records Dissemination Section
1266 Louisville Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

How to find Sex Offender Information

All information regarding sex offenders resident in Boone County is housed on the Kentucky State Sex Offender Registry. Interested parties may view offender addresses, compliance status, and criminal history by searching the Registry with parameters such as address radius, zip code, offender registration number, city or street address. Sex-offender related queries may also be made to the registry staff at (502) 227-8700.

Where and How to Get Inmate Information

All inmate and jail related information can be obtained from the County Jail webpage, or by querying the Detention Center at (859) 334-2143. Detainee-specific information including details of the inmate's primary charges, bail/bond conditions, and current disposition details can be viewed using the Inmate Locator. Inmates can be searched by first/last name or booking date.

Obtaining Jail Information

The Boone County Jail Facility houses all persons incarcerated within county limits. It's located at:

Boone County Jail
3020 Conrad Lane
Burlington Ky 41005
Phone: (859) 334-2143
Fax: (859) 334-3613

The county jail is managed by corrections staff who respond inquires regarding the facility and resident detainees. It also houses minimum-, medium- and maximum-security inmates.

Court Records

Where and How to Get Court Records

The Office of the Boone County Circuit/District Court Clerk is charged with maintaining and disseminating records of court cases heard by the county courts. In compliance with state laws, interested members of the public may access non-confidential records from the office upon request.

Court record requests may be made to the Clerk's office in person, or via mail, in writing. The requestor is required to provide detailed information regarding the record of interest, including; the names of the parties involved, the date the case was filed and the case number of the record (if known). The requesting party will also be charged a standard search and copy fee depending on the record requested. All court record requests may be made to:

Boone County Circuit Court Clerk
Boone County Justice Center
6025 Rogers Lane,
Room 141
Burlington, KY 41005

Location of all Courts in County

Below is the address and contact information of the only courthouse in Boone County, Kentucky:

Boone County Circuit & District Court
Boone County Justice Center
6025 Rogers Lane,
Room 141,
Burlington, KY 41005
Phone: (859) 448-2900

Where and How to Get Property Records

The Boone County Clerk's Office performs a variety of administrative functions for the county including recording and retaining records pertaining to property ownership and transfer. County residents may obtain copies of land and real property documents such as deeds, tax records, liens, plats, mortgage documents, and land records by querying the county clerk's office. Requesters may visit the office in person or send a written request stating details of the property and its recording details to the office staff.

Alternatively, a variety of instrument index records including leases, deeds, mortgages, power of attorney documents, plats and liens may be accessed online using the Clerks Online Portal. However, online access requires registration and a monthly or yearly access subscription payment. In-person and mail requests may be made to:

Boone County Clerk's Office
Boone County Administration Building
First Floor
2950 Washington Square
Burlington, KY 41005

Vital Records

Kentucky state vital records are generally managed and disseminated by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The office is the primary custodian of records of all births, deaths, marriages, and divorces which occur within state limits. At the county level, records of divorces and marriages may be obtained from the Circuit Court Clerk's Office and the County Clerk's office respectively. However, birth and death records may only be retrieved at the state level.

Where and How to Get Divorce Records

Records of divorces granted by the Boone county courts are managed and issued by the Boone County Circuit Court Clerk. Interested persons may access these records by querying the county courthouse in person or by sending a written request to the Clerk's office.

Requesters will be tasked with providing all information required for tracking the divorce record including; the names of the parties involved, the approximate date on which the divorce was filed, and the case number of the record (if known). Both in-person and mail divorce record requests may be made to:

Boone County Circuit Court Clerk
Boone County Justice Center
6025 Rogers Lane,
Room 141
Burlington, KY 41005

Where and How to Get Marriage Records

The Marriage License Unit of the Boone County Clerk's office is tasked with issuing marriage licenses to intending couples within county limits, and retaining records of marriages licensed by its office. Interested parties may obtain copies of these records by querying the county clerk's office in person, or by sending a written request to the office. All requests require that the requesting party provide details of the marriage including; the names of the spouses (including maiden names), the date and place of the marriage, the date on which the license was issued and the marriage certificate number (if known). Marriage record requests may be made to:

Boone County Clerk's Office
Boone County Administration Building
First Floor
2950 Washington Square
Burlington, KY 41005

Where and How to get Birth and Death records

The Vital Statistics Branch of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services maintains and provides records of births and deaths which occur in Boone County. The office has on file, birth and death certificates from 1911 which can be accessed by persons who can prove reasonable interest in the record.

Birth and death record requests may be made by downloading the completing the Birth Certificate Application or Death Certificate Application. The completed form may be submitted in person or via mail along with a cheque or money order payment of $10 per requested record. In-person requests are processed immediately, while mail requests are processed within 30 days of the query. Both in-person and mail requests may be made to:

Office of Vital Statistics
275 E. Main St. 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-4212