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Clark County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Clark County Arrest Records?

Clark County arrest records are official documents that detail the arrests carried out for offenses committed within the county. Arrest records typically contain personal information of the individuals arrested and descriptions of the offenses committed, and these records are maintained by the county’s law enforcement agencies and judicial administrative institutions.

Crime Statistics

According to the Uniform Crime Reporting Data published by the Kentucky State Police for the year 2018, a total of 2,269 index offenses were reported in Clark County. Included in these offenses are 386 assault offenses, 209 burglaries/B&E’s, 29 forcible sex offenses, 5 non-forcible sex offenses, 10 kidnappings/abductions, 727 larceny/theft offenses, 87 motor vehicle thefts and 11 robberies. When compared with the data published for the year 2017, these figures indicate a 25.31% decrease in index offenses reported in Clark County.

What are Clark County Criminal Records?

Clark County criminal records are documents that contain the criminal histories of Clark County residents. These records are maintained at a state level by the Kentucky State Police and the Kentucky Judicial Branch. In addition to this, some of these records can be accessed locally through the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

How Do I Get Clark County Criminal Records?

Clark County criminal records may be accessed locally by contacting the Clark County Sheriff’s Office at:

17 Cleveland Avenue
Winchester, KY 40391
Phone: (859) 744-4390
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Mondays – Fridays

Requests for criminal records can also be made to the Kentucky State Police. Requestors will be required to download and complete an appropriate background check form. The completed form should be mailed to:

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

Background checks cost a fee of $20 per request. Queries can be directed to (502) 227-8700. In addition to this, the Administrative Office of Courts of the Kentucky Judicial Branch provides interested members of the public with access to criminal record reports. Parties interested in obtaining copies of these records may do so remotely through the one-time request portal, which allows requestors to place a single order for a criminal record report. Online requests can also be made via the AOC fastcheck portal, which requires the requestor to create a user account, and allows requestors to retrieve results online.

Alternatively, requests for these records can be made in person or via mail to the Administrative Office of Courts of the Kentucky Judicial Branch. Requestors that wish to utilize either of these methods will be required to complete and submit a Criminal Record Request Form to:

Administrative Office of the Courts
Records Unit
1001 Vandalay Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601

Requests made in person should be done between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays. Copies of criminal record reports obtained from the Administrative Office of Courts cost $25 each. It should be noted that these records are based on historic court activity, therefore they do not contain driving or arrest records. Queries can be directed to (800) 928-6381 or (502) 573-1682.

How Do I Find Clark County Sex Offender Information?

The Kentucky State Police provides interested members of the public with online access to a sex offender registry, which it maintains and regularly updates. Interested parties that wish to obtain information on sex offenders residing in Clark County can utilize this registry to access the required information by performing searches based on a number of categories that include name, street address, city, county, and zip code.

How Do I Visit An Inmate In Clark County Jail?

Parties interested in visiting individuals currently incarcerated in Clark County may do so at the Clark County Detention Center located at:

30 Wall Street
Winchester, KY 40391
Phone: (859) 745-0270

Visitation hours for male inmates are 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays for inmates with last names starting from A-M, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays for inmates with last names starting from N-Z and 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for all male inmates. Female inmates may be visited between the hours of 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sundays.

All adult visitors are required to have a valid photo ID, and visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Visitors should also note that they are subject to a body and/or property search by jail officials.

In addition to this, members of the clergy and attorneys may visit inmates at any reasonable time. However, it is advised that visits take place before 9:00 p.m. These parties will also be required to provide proper identification, which includes an ordination certificate, driver's license, and/or Jail Ministries identification card for members of the clergy and a driver's license and bar card for attorneys.

Where and How to Find Clark County Inmate Information?

Parties interested in obtaining Clark County inmate information may do so through the jail tracker portal provided by the Clark County Detention Center. Queries related to inmate information can also be directed to (859) 745-0270.

What are Clark County Court Records?

Clark County court records are official documents that contain information generated during court proceedings in the Clark County courthouse. The Clark County Circuit Court Clerk is the record custodian for these records and parties that are interested in accessing them may do so by contacting the Clerk’s office at:

Governor James Clark Judicial Center
17 Cleveland Ave.
P.O. Box 687
Winchester, KY 40392
Phone: (859) 737-7264
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays

It is important to note that the payment of a fee may be required before copies of these records can be obtained.

In addition to this, the Kentucky Court of Justice and Administrative Office of Courts offers members of the public with online access to criminal and civil cases through its CourtNet 2.0 portal. This is a subscription-based service and parties that wish to fully utilize this portal will be required to create a user account.

Location of all Courts in Clark County

Clark County Circuit Court and Clark County District Court
Governor James Clark Judicial Center
17 Cleveland Avenue
P.O. Box 687
Winchester, KY 40392
Phone: (859) 737-7264 (Circuit Court)
Phone: (859) 737-7141(District Court)

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What are Clark County Vital Records?

Clark County vital records are official records that detail life events, such as births, deaths, marriages, and divorces, that occur in Clark County. These records are maintained and issued at a state level by the Vital Statistics Office of the Kentucky Department for Public Health. Copies of these records are also maintained and issued locally by Clark County officials. Obtaining copies of these records will require the presentation of a valid government-issued photo ID and the payment of any applicable fees.

Where and How to Get Clark County Divorce Records

Parties interested in obtaining copies of Kentucky divorce records for divorces that occurred from June 1958-date may do so by completing and submitting an Application for a Certified Copy of Marriage/Divorce Certificate form to the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics at:

Office of Vital Statistics
275 E. Main St. 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621

Submissions can be made in person between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays or via mail. Copies of Kentucky divorce records cost $6 each. Queries can be directed to (502) 564-4212.

Copies of Clark County divorce records can also be accessed locally by contacting the office of Clark County Circuit Clerk at:

Governor James Clark Judicial Center
17 Cleveland Ave.
P.O. Box 687
Winchester, KY 40392
Phone: (859) 737-7264
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays

Where and How To Get Clark County Marriage Records

Copies of Kentucky marriage records for marriages that occurred from June 1958-date can be obtained by completing and submitting an Application for a Certified Copy of Marriage/Divorce Certificate form in person or via mail-in to the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics at:

Office of Vital Statistics
275 E. Main St. 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621

In-person submissions should be done between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays. Copies of Kentucky marriage records issued by the state’s Office of Vital Statistics cost $6 per copy. Queries can be directed to (502) 564-4212.

Alternatively, interested parties can obtain copies of Clark County marriage records through the office of the County Clerk located at:

34 South Main Street
P.O. Box 4060
Winchester, KY 40392
Phone: (859) 745-0280
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Mondays, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays to Fridays and 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturdays

Requestors should note that the payment of a fee may be required before copies of these records can be obtained.

Where and How to Get Clark County Birth Records

Interested parties that wish to obtain copies of Kentucky birth records may do so by completing either an Application for a Certified Copy of Birth Certificate, or an Application for a Certified Copy of Stillbirth Certificate where applicable, and submitting the completed form to the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics at:

Office of Vital Statistics
275 E. Main St. 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621

Submissions can be made in person or via mail-in. In-person submissions should be done between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays, while parties that wish to mail in their requests should include appropriate payment in the form of a check or money order made payable to the “Kentucky State Treasurer” along with the completed application form. Kentucky birth certificates cost $10 per copy and stillbirth certificates cost $6 per copy. Queries can be directed to (502) 564-4212.

Where and How to Get Clark County Death Records

Copies of Kentucky death records may be obtained in person from the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays. Requestors will be required to complete and submit an Application for a Certified Copy of Death Certificate, and pay a fee of $6 per copy requested. The completed application form can also be mailed to the state’s Office of Vital Statistics at:

Office of Vital Statistics
275 E. Main St. 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621

Mailed-in application forms should include appropriate payment in the form of a check or money order made payable to the “Kentucky State Treasurer”. Queries can be directed to (502) 564-4212.