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Henderson County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Henderson County Arrest Records?

Henderson County arrest records are official documents containing information about arrest rates in the county following criminal activity. Arrest records also include data on the number of arrest warrants issued and alleged offenders or arrested persons. The Henderson County Sheriff’s Department generates the county’s arrest records and provides data on the rate of crimes solved. Arrest records can be obtained by querying the Sheriff’s Office at:

Henderson County Sheriff’s Department
20 North Main Street
Suite 112
Henderson, KY 42420
Phone: (270) 826-2713
Fax: (270) 827-6022

Crime Statistics

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) compiles yearly reports on the rate of crime in Kentucky. In 2018, Henderson County had a total number of 1,917 crimes reported, including 808 violent crimes and 1,109 property crimes. Violent crimes reported include 9 murders, 61 rapes, 35 robberies, and 703 aggravated assaults. Property crimes reported include 200 burglaries, 797 larcenies, 109 motor vehicle thefts, and 3 arsons.

The 2018 crime statistics reveal a decline in the total crime rate of the county over a 5-year period. Between 2014 and 2018, there was a decline in 5 out of 8 major crimes. Murder, rape, robbery, motor vehicle theft, and arson rates increased by 200%, 20%, 169%, 51%, and 300%. Henderson County aggravated assault, burglary, and larceny rates increased by 10%, 42%, and 23% respectively.

What are Henderson County Criminal Records?

Henderson County criminal records are public records that can be obtained by members of the public. Henderson County criminal records are official documents that provide information of an individual's criminal and crime-related activities within the county. Criminal records include arrest information, dispositions, criminal charges, convictions, and sentences or acquittals, and paroles. The Kentucky State Police (KSP) and Kentucky Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) provide interested individuals with access to criminal background checks and reports within the state.

How Do I Get Henderson County Criminal Records?

The KSP provides name-based and fingerprint-based criminal background checks. Any person can carry out name-based checks once the authorization of the record’s subject is obtained. The fingerprint-based checks can only be conducted by the record’s subject and statutorily authorized bodies and agencies.

Name-based checks can be done only by mail, by filling out the appropriate application form:

Name-based checks cost $20 per request. They can be paid for through money order, or check. To carry out a fingerprint-based check visit the Changes to Fingerprint Check and use any of the available and accessible means provided.

The AOC also provides access to criminal background checks to the public. Each check varies in cost between $20-25. Requests for criminal background checks can be done online, via mail, or in person. Online requests can be made through either of the two online portals maintained by the AOC for criminal background checks. They are AOCFastCheck and One-Time Request.

To make out mail-in or in-person requests, fill out the AOC-RU-004 form. The filled-out form, with payment and a valid ID attached, should be submitted in person or via mail to:

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

The service provided by the AOC can be paid for with credit cards (particularly American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover), most debit cards, checks and money orders made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer.

How to Find Henderson County Sex Offender Information

The KSP, through the sex offender registry, provides the public with access to sex information in the state. The registry can be searched by Henderson County residents with the sex offender’s number, name, street address, city, county, or ZIP code. To locate multiple sex offenders in the neighborhood, the Neighborhood Map can also be used by residents. It identifies sex offenders in a particular area by using the street address, city, ZIP code, radius, or county.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Henderson County Jail?

Inmate visitation days in the Henderson County Detention Center are Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Visitation can be scheduled at the kiosk of the detention facility or by calling (270) 827-5560. The Henderson County Detention Center is located at:

30 Borax Drive
Henderson, KY 42420
(270) 827-5560

Mailing address:
Henderson County Detention Center
P.O. Box 979
Henderson, KY 42419

Inmate mails can also be sent to the address above as long as the mail is with the mail policy of the detention facility.

Funds can be deposited in cash into inmates’ accounts between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday to Friday at the Inmate Accounts Window in the main lobby of the Detention Center. Funds can also be mailed through money orders to Henderson County Detention Center P.O. Box 979 Henderson, KY 42419.

Where and How to Find Henderson County Inmate Information

The Henderson County Detention Center allows the general public to access information on inmates currently incarcerated in the facility through Henderson County Current Inmate List. The inmate list is regularly updated and it provides information such as inmate names and booking dates.

What are Henderson County Court Records?

Henderson County court records are records that can be obtained by interested individuals of the public. The Henderson County Circuit Court Clerk maintains the records of the Circuit and District Court. Any person interested in obtaining court records should query the Circuit Court Clerk at:

Henderson County Circuit Court Clerk
Henderson County Judicial Center
5 North Main Street
Henderson, KY 42420
(270) 826-2405
(270) 826-1566

Location of All Courts in Henderson County

Henderson County’s court system consists of one Circuit Court and one District Court. Below are the addresses and contact information of the courts:

Henderson County Circuit Court
Henderson County Circuit Court
Henderson County Judicial Center
5 North Main Street
Henderson, KY 42420
Phone: (270) 826-2405
Fax: (270) 831-2710

Henderson County District Court
Henderson County District Court
Henderson County Judicial Center
5 North Main Street
Henderson, KY 42419
Phone: (270) 826-2405
Fax: (270) 831-2710

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What are Henderson County Vital Records

Henderson County vital records are official documents that used to record vital events that happened within the borders of the county. Henderson County's vital records include marriage, divorce, birth, and death records. Divorce and marriage records are available at the Henderson County Circuit Clerk and the Henderson County Clerk’s Office respectively. At the state level, the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services is the agency that maintains marriage, divorce, birth, and death records and provides eligible individuals with access to these records.

Where and How to Get Henderson County Divorce Records

Henderson County divorce records can be obtained from the county’s Circuit Clerk. To obtain this record, make a written request providing the following information:

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

This written request should be submitted in person to:

Henderson County Circuit Court Clerk
Henderson County Judicial Center
5 North Main Street
Henderson, KY 42420
(270) 826-2405
(270) 826-1566

The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics has divorce records of the state from June 1958 in its custody. Requests for divorce records can be made by filling out the Application for a Certified Copy of Marriage/Divorce Certificate. The filled-out form, along with payment and a valid ID, should be submitted in person or via mail to:

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

These requests cost $6 per certified record requested, this can be paid through money order or check made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer.

Where and How to Get Henderson County Marriage Records

The Henderson County Clerk is the primary custodian of the county’s marriage records. Interested individuals can obtain this record by submitting a written request with the following information:

  • The full names of the married couple
  • The date of the marriage
  • The full name and contact information of the requester
  • The mailing address of the requester
  • Number of copies required

This written address should be submitted in person to:

Physical address
Henderson County Courthouse
20 N Main Street, Suite 206
Henderson, KY 42420
Phone: (270) 826-3906
Fax: (270) 826-9677

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 374
Henderson, KY 42420

The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics also maintains records of marriages from June 1958 to the date of the state. Requests for certified copies of marriage records can be made via mail or in-person by completing the Application for a Certified Copy of Marriage/Divorce Certificate. Payment and a valid ID of the requester should accompany the completed form and they should be submitted:

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

Where and How to Get Henderson County Birth Records

Records of births from 1911 to date in the Commonwealth of Kentucky are maintained by the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics. These birth records can be made requested in person or via mail. Fill out the Application for a Certified Copy of Birth Certificate. Attach payment, a valid ID, and proof of relationship documents to the filled-out form and submit it to:

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

Each request for a birth record costs $10. The fee can be paid via check or money order.

Where and How to Get Henderson County Death Records

Mail-in and in-person requests for death records from 1911 to date can be made to the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics. Complete the Application for a Certified Copy of Death Certificate. The completed application form, along with payment, a valid ID, and proof of relationship documents attached, should be submitted via mail or in-person to:

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

Death records cost $6 for each copy, payable via check or money order.