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Campbell County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

The Kentucky State Police releases an annual statewide report for Crime in Kentucky from the collation of monthly criminal offense data provided by state and local law enforcement agencies. In 2018 Campbell County recorded 871 violent crimes and 1,606 property crimes totaling 2,477 index crimes. Of the violent crimes, 12 were homicides, 94 were sex offenses, 34 were robberies, and 731 were assaults while property crimes recorded 202 burglaries, 1288 larcenies, 115 motor vehicle thefts, and 1 arson.

On comparing this with the crime data for 2016, total index crimes for Campbell County reduced by 13.1%, with violent crimes going down by 5.7% and property crimes similarly decreasing by 16.7%. Further analysis indicated an increase in homicide rates by 140%, but an across the board decrease in the sex offenses (-4.1%), robbery (-30.6%), assault (-5.3%), burglary (20.5%), larceny (-16.4%), motor vehicle theft (-9.4%), and arson (-85.7%).

Criminal Records

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) offers the general public and authorized organizations access to statewide criminal information history. The KSP retains the criminal information history records for Kentucky and enables the general public and organizations, authorized to request this information, to receive copies of criminal history records on different scopes with separate rules and processes.

Individuals and organizations are able to request Kentucky criminal history information about a subject with the subject’s consent. There is a fee of $20 for statewide criminal history checks. The process is only available by mail and typically takes about 10 business days to finalize. Fees are payable by checks or money orders only made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer.

The KSP provides different request forms for criminal history checks such as Employment, Emigration, Child Care Providers, and other different purposes and organizations based on the particulars of the agency requiring the information. Complete the appropriate request forms, enclose the payments for the proper fee and include addressed and stamped envelopes and mail to:

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

Organizations and agencies that require fingerprint-based criminal record checks are qualified to submit fingerprint check requests to the KSP for processing. Individuals required to perform this form of criminal history checks should receive instructions from the office requiring them to do so. There is an additional $10 charge for fingerprint-based criminal history checks.

The general public can request to inspect or obtain public records of the Kentucky State Police which includes accident and incident reports. The KSP charges 10 cents per page and there are different charges for photos, CD/DVDs, and videotapes ranging between $2-$3 apiece. The requester will receive a letter from the Official Custodian indicating the total price of the requested records. A response to record requests is received within 3 days of receipt by the KSP. Write a request which should include specifics about the record, include your name, signature, address, and phone number and submit by mail or in person to:

Kentucky State Police Headquarters
ATTN: Open Records
919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 782-1873

Open record requests can also be sent by email or faxed to (502) 573-1636.

Contact the individual municipal police departments for requests for accident and incident reports that occurred in their jurisdiction and was responded to by their officers.

The Kentucky State Police maintains the statewide sex offender registry and provides access to the information available via the KSP SOR. Use the tools available to search for offenders by name, registration number, or location. The KSP also provides a sex offender alert line which enables the general public to receive real-time information about registered sex offenders that have moved into any of the zip codes provided. Users are allowed to register up to 3 zip codes for monitoring. Call (866) 564-5652 toll-free to register for this service.

The Campbell County Detention Center is run by the County Jailer and is located at 601 Central Avenue, Newport, KY 41071. The contact number is (859) 431-4611. The detention center holds minimum, medium, and maximum security inmates and provides services for all police agencies in Campbell County.

Funds should be deposited in inmates’ commissary accounts:

  • Online using the web deposit services of JailATM.
  • By mailing a money order made out to the Campbell County Detention Center. Include the inmate’s name, date of birth, and registration number on the money order. There will be a $3.25 charge.
  • By using the cashier machine located in the jailhouse lobby. The machine accepts cash, credit, or debit cards and charges a $3.25 processing fee.

The Campbell County Detention Center provides access to the current inmate roster using JailTracker online service.

Court Records

Campbell County has a Circuit Court and a District Court. The Circuit Court has general authority over all criminal and civil cases, but will typically only handle cases beyond the authority of the District Court. The Circuit Court will hear felonies, capital crime cases, lesser-included offenses, civil cases with disputes over $4000, dissolution of marriages, adoptions, disputes about real estate, contested probate matters, and reviews of administrative agency decisions. The Circuit Court of Campbell County is located at:

Campbell County Circuit Court
Campbell County Courthouse
330 York Street
Newport, KY 41071
(859) 292-6314 ext. 2

The District Court has limited authority over certain types of civil and criminal cases and will hear county or city ordinance violations, most misdemeanor criminal cases, preliminary hearings for felonies and capital crimes, civil cases with disputes under $4000, uncontested probate matters, guardianships, conservatorships, voluntary and involuntary commitments, and domestic violence cases. The District Court has a Juvenile Court which handles cases involving juveniles and Small Claims Court which handles most civil claims with disputes under $1500. The District Court of Campbell County is located at:

Campbell County District Court
Campbell County Courthouse
330 York Street
Newport, KY 41071
(859) 292-6314 ext. 1

The Kentucky Judiciary website provides online access for the public to court records in Kentucky via the KYeCourts application. Case files and court records for Campbell County can be searched and viewed by any member of the public who provides enough information for the record search.

Public access terminals are available in the Campbell County courthouse where anyone can research public court records electronically. Visit the Campbell County courthouse to access this resource.

Court records and case file information are also obtained by contacting the Office of the Clerk of Court and making a request. Requests in this manner can be made in person at the Office of the Clerk of Court or submitted by mail to:

Clerk of Court
Campbell County Courthouse
330 York Street
Newport, KY 41071

Information requests for land and property records for Campbell County should be directed to the Campbell County Clerk’s Office.

Electronic information about all land records in Kentucky is available on eCCLIX. Use the available search options to locate information about land and property in Campbell County.

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

Where and How to Get Campbell County Divorce Records

Campbell County divorce records are retained by the Clerk of Courts for Campbell County. For information about receiving certified copies of divorce decrees for Campbell County, contact the Clerk of Courts for the county at:

Campbell County Courthouse
330 York St.
Newport, KY 41071

Divorce records for the state have been retained by the Office of Vital Statistics of the Kentucky Department of Public Health since June of 1958. The Office of Vital Statistics issues certified copies of Somerset County divorce records to applicants upon request by mail, in person, or online. Complete the Application form, enclose a check or money order (payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer) for the $6 fee per certificate and mail to:

Office of Vital Statistics
Department of Public Health
275 E. Main Street, 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621

Where and How to Get Campbell County Marriage Records

Campbell County marriage records are retained by the County Clerk. Typically certified copies of marriage licenses are mailed to couples after the licenses have been registered in the county. To obtain certified copies of a marriage license, contact the Office of the Clerk at:

Campbell County Clerk
1098 Monmouth Street
Newport, KY 41071
(859) 292-3885

The Campbell County Marriage License Search web portal enables the general public to carry out an electronic search of marriage licenses available from the Campbell County Clerk’s Office. Users have to provide at least one of the spouses’ full names and the date of the marriage to perform a record search.

The Office of Vital Statistics of the Department of Public Health (DPH) retains copies of marriage records for the state dating back to June, 1958 and issues certified copies of these records on request. Copies of marriage records for Somerset County can be requested from the DPH by mail, in person, or online and there is a $6 fee per certificate. Include a check or money order made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer with the completed Application form and send to the Office of Vital Statistics.

Where and How to Get Campbell County Birth and Death Records

Birth and death records for the state of Kentucky are available from the Department of Public Health. The Office of Vital Statistics has retained birth and death records for the state since January, 1911, and provides certified copies on request. While death records are available to the general public, birth records are typically available to the subjects on the record, their parents (named on the certificate), legal guardians, and authorized representatives. Certified copies of birth records cost $10 and certified copies of death records cost $6. Fees are payable by check or money order made out to the Kentucky State Treasurer.

To obtain birth or death certificates for Somerset County, complete the appropriate application form, include the payment for the fee and mail to the Office of Vital Statistics.