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Franklin County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Franklin County Arrest Records?

Franklin County arrest records are official documents that contain information about arrests and criminal activity within the county. Arrest records also provide relevant information that pertains to the solved-crime rate. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office maintains the county’s arrest records and interested individuals can obtain arrest records from the Sheriff’s Office at:

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
Franklin County Public Safety Complex
974 River Bend Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 875-8740
Fax: (502) 875-8738
Monday – Friday; between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

It should be noted that although arrest records may indicate that an active investigation has been initiated, it is not definitive proof that the suspect has been convicted of the crime.

Crime Statistics

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) publishes the annual reports of crime statistics of counties and cities in the state. The reports are a compilation of data on crime rates submitted by various law enforcement agencies in the state. In 2018, it was reported that Franklin County had a total number of 2,418 crimes, including 938 violent crimes and 1,480 property crimes. Violent crimes reported include 6 murders, 81 rapes, 32 robberies, and 819 aggravated assaults. Whereas property crimes reported include 289 burglaries, 1060 larcenies, 130 motor vehicle thefts, and 4 arsons.

These figures show a significant decline in reported crime rates in Franklin County over a 5-year period. Between 2014 and 2018, Franklin County had a decline in 5 out of 8 major crimes. Rape, robbery, aggravated assault, larceny, and arson rates declined by 19%, 38%, 5%, 9%, and 73% respectively. Murder, burglary, and motor vehicle theft rates in the county increased by 500%, 4%, and 49%.

What are Franklin County Criminal Records?

Franklin County criminal records are official documents that detail the criminal activities of residents within the county. Franklin County criminal records are administered and issued by the Franklin County Sheriff’s office and the state law enforcement agency. The Kentucky State Police (KSP) and the Kentucky Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) provide members of the public with access to criminal background check reports within the state.

How Do I Get Franklin County Criminal Records?

The KSP provides access to name-based and fingerprint-based criminal background checks. A requester can conduct name-based checks on another person, subject to the authorization of the person. Fingerprint checks are available to individuals with criminal records and statutorily authorized bodies and agencies.

Name-based checks can only be done via mail and they cost $20 per request. Mail-in requests can be made by completing any of the appropriate forms below:

Information about how to conduct fingerprint-based checks can be obtained by viewing the Changes to Fingerprint Check portal and using any of the means provided by the KSP.

Criminal background checks can also be done through the AOC for $20-25 per check. These checks can be carried out online, via mail, or in person. Online checks can be conducted on either of the two online portals provided by the AOC, namely AOCFastCheck and One-Time Request. Required information requested on these portals should be provided by a requester in order to obtain criminal record reports.

Mail-in or walk-in requests for background checks require a requester to fill out the AOC-RU-004 form. The filled-out form, along with payment and a valid ID, should be submitted via mail or in-person to:

Administrative Office of the Courts
Records Unit
1001 Vandalay Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-1682
(800) 928-6381.

Payment can be made with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, credit cards, and most debit cards. Payment can also be made with checks and money orders made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer.

How to Find Franklin County Sex Offender Information

The KSP provides the public with access to sex offender information of the state through its official sex offender registry. Residents of Franklin County can search the registry for sex offenders in their neighborhood by providing one or more of either the sex offender’s number, name, street address, city, county, or ZIP code. The Neighborhood Map can also be used to locate multiple sex offenders in an area through the street address, city, ZIP code, radius, or county.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Franklin County Jail?

To visit an inmate in the Franklin County Regional Jail, friends and family have to schedule appointments. Visitation can be scheduled by calling (502) 209-8529 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday to Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday. Inmates can be visited twice every week and the time duration for a visit is 30 minutes. Visitation hours for general population inmates is 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Dorm inmates’ visitation timetable is below:

Monday - 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For more information about visitation, including visitation rules and clergy and attorney visitation, call (502) 209-8529 or check the visitation page.

The Franklin County Regional Jail is located at:

Franklin County Regional Jail
400 Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, KY 40604
Phone: (502) 209-8529
Fax: (502) 875-8713

Where and How to Find Franklin County Inmate Information

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office provides the public with access to a regularly updated Current Inmate Roster. The list provides information on inmates incarcerated in the jail facility, such as the full names of inmates and booking dates.

What are Franklin County Court Records?

Franklin County court records are public records that are accessible to members of the public. The Franklin County Circuit Court Clerk maintains the Circuit Court and District Court records. Individuals interested in obtaining court records should query the Circuit Court Clerk at:

Franklin County Courthouse
222 St. Clair Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-7013
Phone: (502) 564-8380
Fax: (502) 564-8188

Location of All Courts in Franklin County

The courts in Franklin County include one Circuit Court, one District Court, and one Family Court. Below are the addresses and contact information of all the courthouses in Franklin County, Kentucky:

Franklin County Circuit Court
Franklin County Circuit Court
Franklin County Courthouse
222 St. Clair Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-7013
Fax: (502) 564-8188

Franklin County District Court
Franklin County District Court
Franklin County Courthouse
222 St. Clair Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-7013
Fax: (502) 564-8188

Franklin County Family Court
Franklin County Family Court
Franklin County Courthouse
222 St. Clair Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-2278
Fax: (502) 564-2311

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What are Franklin County Vital Records

Franklin County vital records are official files that document vital events that took place within the county. Vital records include marriage, divorce, birth, and death records and other related documents. Divorce and marriage records are available at the Franklin County Clerk’s office. The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services provides eligible individuals with access to marriage, divorce, birth, and death records.

Where and How to Get Franklin County Divorce Records

The Franklin County Clerk manages the divorce records of the county. Divorce records can be requested in person or via mail. A requester should submit a written request with information about the divorce to:

Franklin County Clerk
315 West Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40602

The written request should include the following information:

  • The full names of the divorced parties
  • The place of the divorce
  • The date of the divorce
  • The full name and contact information of the requester
  • The mailing address of the requester
  • Number of copies required

The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics also provides residents of the county with access to divorce records from June 1958 to date. To request these divorce records, complete the Application for a Certified Copy of Marriage/Divorce Certificate. The completed form, with payment and a valid ID attached, should be submitted in person or via mail to:

Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621

Divorce record requests cost $6 per certified record requested. Payment can be made with money order or a check made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer.

Where and How to Get Franklin County Marriage Records

Franklin County marriage records are in the custody of the county’s Clerk. Individuals interested in obtaining marriage records can make mail-in or walk-in requests by submitting a written request. The following information should be included in the written request:

  • Bride’s maiden name
  • Groom’s name
  • Date of marriage

A certified copy of a marriage record requested via mail costs $6, while in-person requests cost $5.

The written notice should be submitted in person or via mail to:

Franklin County Clerk
315 West Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40602

Marriage records from June 1958 to date can also be requested from the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics. To request certified copies of marriage records, complete the Application for a Certified Copy of Marriage/Divorce Certificate. Payment, a valid ID of the requester and this completed form should be submitted in person or via mail to:

Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621

Where and How to Get Franklin County Birth Records

Birth records from 1911 to date in the Commonwealth of Kentucky are maintained by the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics. Requests to obtain birth records can be made by filling out the Application for a Certified Copy of Birth Certificate. The filled-out form, along with proof of relationship, payment, and a valid ID, should be submitted via mail or in person to:

Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621

Requests for birth records cost $10 per copy. This fee is payable via check or money order.

Where and How to Get Franklin County Death Records

The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics administers Kentucky’s death records from 1911 to date. To obtain death records, a requester should fill out the Application for a Certified Copy of Death Certificate. The filled-out application form should be attached with payment, a valid ID of the requester, and evidence of relationship with the record subject. The documents can either be sent via mail or be submitted in person to:

Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621

Death records cost $6 for each copy. This fee is payable via check or money order.