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Daviess County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

The Kentucky State Police provides annual statistics of crimes in all the counties of the state, including Daviess County. In 2018, Daviess County recorded 3 animal cruelty offences, 3 arsons, 1063 assaults, 186 burglaries, 8 homicides, 1138 larcenies, 169 motor vehicle thefts, 42 robberies, and 132 sex offenses. Compared to the crime statistics of 2014, the county recorded a increase 39% increase in assaults, 13% increase in burglaries, 60% increase in homicide (60%), larceny (2%), motor vehicle theft (101%), robbery (14%), and sex offenses (164%) However, arson reduced by 25%.

Criminal Records

The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts maintains and issues criminal reports to businesses, individuals, licensing agencies, and government bodies. These records are all the 120 counties in Kentucky, including Daviess County. It is possible to request criminal records in person, online, and via mail.

To obtain any criminal record in person, complete the Criminal Record Request Form. Requesters are required to provide their Social Security Numbers. The Administrative Office of the Courts charges $25 for each record requested. The fee should be check or money order payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer.

For in-person requests, visit the Administrative Office of the Courts with the completed Criminal Record Request Form. Mail requests should be submitted to this address:

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

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office maintains the Daviess County Detention Center is the primary jail in Daviess County. The jail is open to video visitations. Intending visitors must register at Jailfunds. It has a mobile application for iOS and Android devices.

Intending visitors should download the application and schedule a visit. Each video visit lasts a maximum of 15 minutes. The first visit is free, while each additional visit costs $5.70. Video visits cannot be conducted from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. each day.

The Daviess County Detention Center has an online register of inmates, which contains the names, arrest date, and scheduled release date (if any) of all the inmates in the jail. Members of the general public can assess and search this register using the first name or last name of inmates.

There are four ways to send money to inmates: kiosk, mail, online, telephone. For all these options, an inmate’s account must not have more than $300 per time. Money deposits using the kiosk, which is located in the detention center, is available 24/7.

The payment options available via mail are cashier’s checks, certified checks, and money orders only. The checks should be payable to Daviess County Detention Center and must include the inmate’s name on the memo line. The mailing envelope must also contain a return address. Send the mail to:

Daviess County Detention Center
Attn: Bookkeeper
3337 Hwy 144
Owensboro, KY 42303

There are two police departments in Daviess County, Kentucky. They are the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, Brescia University Campus Police Department, and Owensboro Police Department. These are their locations:

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office
212 Saint Ann St, Owensboro, KY 42303
Daviess County, Kentucky
(270) 685-8444

Brescia University Campus Police
717 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301
Daviess County, Kentucky
(270) 685-3131

Owensboro Police Department
222 E 9th St
Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 687-8888

The Owensboro Police Department also issues criminal reports to requesters. To order for a criminal report or any other police report, complete the OPD Open Records Request form. The Owensboro Police Department charges $1.50 for each copy of Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) or criminal report. It also charges $5 for each copy of a collision report requested by any of the involved parties. This request can only be made in person. Any report requested by an authorized business entity either by mail or in-person attracts a fee of $10.

The completed OPD Open Records Request form and the applicable fee should be submitted by mail or in person, as the case may be to:

Front lobby of the Police Department
222 E. 9th St
Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 687-8845
Open: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Owensboro Police Department performs fingerprinting services for Daviess County residents. This service is primarily for personal identification, housing, and employment purposes. Anyone requesting a fingerprinting service must appear with a valid photo identification at Owensboro Police Department office. Employees in need of this service must also bring a fingerprinting card provided by the employer.

The Owensboro Police Department charges $10 for two fingerprint cards and $5 for each additional card. Take the card, acceptable fee, and current ID to:

Owensboro Police Department
Front Desk Officer or Records window
222 E. 9th Street
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
(270) 687-8840
Open: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry is an online database that provides the registration information of sex offenders from all the counties of the state, including Daviess County. Members of the general public can search the registry using an offender’s name, number, street address, city, county, or ZIP code. It is possible to search for the sex offenders within a particular radius using the registry’s neighborhood map search.

The Daviess County Sheriff County maintains accident records of all reported accidents within the county. These reports are available within three working days of the accident. They can be obtained at the Sheriff’s office.

Court Records

The Kentucky Court of Justice maintains an online database of court records known as CourtNet 2.0. This database allows members of the public to search for court records from all the counties in the state, including Daviess County. As such, it contains court cases from Daviess County Circuit Court and Daviess County District Court.

It is possible to search for court records by case number, names of parties involved in a case, or by citations. These are the addresses and contact information of the two courts located in Daviess County:

Daviess County Circuit Court
Holbrook Judicial Center
100 East 2nd Street, P.O. Box 277
Owensboro, KY 42302
Phone: (270) 687-7220 (Civil)
Phone: (270) 687-7329 (Criminal)

Daviess County District Court
Holbrook Judicial Center
100 East 2nd Street, P.O. Box 277
Owensboro, KY 42302
Phone: (270) 687-7205 (Civil/Small Claims)
Phone: (270) 687-7200 (Criminal/Traffic)
Phone: (270) 687-7211 (Juvenile)
Phone: (270) 687-7207 (Probate)

The Daviess County Clerk’s Office maintains land records, which are accessible to members of the general public. These records can be requested by mail or in person. This is the address of the Clerk’s Office:

Daviess County Clerk’s Office
212 Saint Ann Street
Owensboro KY 42301
PO. Box 609 Owensboro
KY 42302-0609

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Vital Records

The Office of Vital Statistics of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services maintains and issues divorce certificates for divorces that were finalized in any of the 120 counties of the State of Kentucky from June 1958 to date. Divorce certificates prior to June 1958 are maintained by the Daviess County Clerk’s Office.

To obtain a divorce certificate from the Office of Vital Statistics, complete the Divorce Certificate Application form. The Office of Vital Statistics charges $6 for each certified copy of a divorce certificate. The fee must be payable via check or money order to the Kentucky State Treasurer. Mail and in-person requests attract the same fee, but mail requests can take up to 30 working days. Mail the completed form and fee to the address below or visit the address if it is an in-person request:

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

The Office of Vital Statistics also maintains and issues marriage certificates for marriages contracted in any of the 120 counties of the state from June 1958 to date. To obtain a certified copy of a Kentucky Marriage Certificate, complete the Marriage Certificate Application form. The Office of Vital Statistics charges $6 for each certified copy of a marriage certificate.

For mail requests, send the completed Marriage Certificate Application form and applicable fee (money order to check payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer) to:

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

Mail requests take as much as 30 business days to be processed. For In-person requests, visit the Office of Vital Statistics with the completed form and applicable fee.

The Office of Vital Statistics maintains and issues birth certificates for all births that were recorded in the 120 counties of Kentucky, including Daviess County. These birth certificates are for births recorded from 1911 to date. Birth certificates can be ordered by mail, phone, online, and in person.

To obtain a certified copy of a Kentucky birth certificate by mail, print and complete the Birth Certificate Application form. For stillbirths, print and complete the Stillbirth Certificate Application form. Mail requests take up to 30 business days to be processed. The Office of Vital Statistics charges $10 for each certified copy of a birth certificate and $6 for each certified copy of a stillbirth certificate. The fee should be a check or money order payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer. Send the completed form and applicable fee to:

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

For in-person requests, visit the Office of Vital Statistics from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a completed Birth Certificate Application form or Stillbirth Certificate Application form and the applicable fee.

The Office of Vital Statistics also maintains and issues death certificates for deaths that occurred within any of the 120 counties in the State of Kentucky. These records cover deaths from 1911 to date. Requests can be made online, through phone, mail, or in person.

To obtain a certified copy of a Kentucky death certificate by mail, complete the Death Certificate Application form. Mail requests take up to 30 working days to be processed. The Office of Vital Statistics charges $6 for each certified copy of a death certificate, which must be payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer by check or money order. Mail the completed Death Certificate Application form and the applicable fee to:

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

For in-person requests, visit the Office of Vital Statistics with a completed Death Certificate Application form and the applicable fee.