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Hopkins County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Hopkins County Arrest Records?

Hopkins County criminal records are official documents that provide data about arrest rates in the county and detailed information about each arrest. The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is the primary law enforcement agency in Hopkins County. It generates and maintains arrest records of the county. Requests for arrest records can be made by contacting the Sheriff’s Office at:

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office
Hopkins County Government Center
56 North Main Street
Madisonville, KY 42431
Phone: (270) 821-5661
Fax: (270) 825-5029

Crime Statistics

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) publishes the annual reports of crime statistics of counties and cities in the state. In 2018, it was reported that Hopkins County had a total number of 1,369 crimes, including 637 violent crimes and 732 property crimes. Violent crimes reported include 2 murders, 44 rapes, 15 robberies, and 576 aggravated assaults. Property crimes reported include 205 burglaries, 416 larcenies, 99 motor vehicle thefts, and 12 arsons.

These figures show a slight increase in reported crime rates in Hopkins County over a 5-year period. Between 2014 and 2018, Hopkins County had an increase in 4 out of 8 major crimes. Robbery, aggravated assault, motor vehicle theft, and arson rates increased by150%, 36%, 38%, and 9% respectively. Murder, rape, burglary, and larceny rates in the county increased by 67%, 17%, 28%, and 25%.

What are Hopkins County Criminal Records?

Hopkins County criminal records are the official documents that provide information on the criminal history of individuals in the county. The Kentucky State Police (KSP) and the Kentucky Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) provides interested individuals with access to criminal background reports within the state.

How Do I Get Hopkins County Criminal Records?

Hopkins County criminal records can be obtained through name-based check or fingerprint-based check requests to the KSP. Name-based checks require the authorization of the record’s subject. Fingerprint checks are available only to individuals with criminal records and statutorily authorized bodies and agencies.

Name-based checks can be carried out via mail for a fee of $20 per request. Mail-in requests can be made by filling out the appropriate forms below:

Information on how to conduct fingerprint-based checks is available on the Changes to Fingerprint Check portal. The various means provided by KSP can be used by interested individuals to carry out fingerprint checks.

Criminal background checks can also be requested through the AOC. This service costs $20-25 per check. Background checks can be done online, via mail, or in person. The AOC provides two online portals through which criminal background checks can be done. They are AOCFastCheck and One-Time Request. These search portals should be filled with the correct required information by a requester in order to obtain criminal record reports.

Mail-in or walk-in requests for background checks can be made by completing the AOC-RU-004 form. The completed 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 Hopkins County Sex Offender Information

The KSP is the custodian body for sex offender information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Sex offender information can be accessed by the public online through the sex offender registry. Residents of Hopkins County can filter searches by:

  • Sex offender’s number
  • Name
  • Street address
  • City
  • County
  • ZIP code

The Neighborhood Map option can also be used to locate multiple sex offenders in a particular area by using the street address, city, ZIP code, radius, or county.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Hopkins County Jail?

Friends and family can schedule visits to inmates housed at Hopkins County Jail by calling (270) 821-6704. Visitors should look up the visitation rules before visiting the jail facility. The Hopkins County Jail is located at:

Hopkins County Jail
2250 Laffoon Trail
Madisonville, KY 42431
Phone: (270) 821-6704

Where and How to Find Hopkins County Inmate Information

The Hopkins County Jail provides the residents of the county and the general public with access to inmate information through the current inmate roster. The roster contains a list of inmates currently incarcerated in the jail facility. It provides their first, middle, and last name and the booking date of each inmate.

What are Hopkins County Court Records?

Hopkins County court records are public records that can be obtained by members of the public. The Hopkins County Court Circuit Clerk maintains both Circuit Court records and District Court records. To obtain either of these court records, submit a written application to:

Hopkins County Court Circuit Clerk
Hopkins County Justice Center
120 East Center St.
Madisonville, KY 42431
(270) 824-7502

Location of All Courts in Hopkins County

Hopkins County judicial division consists of one Circuit Court and one District Court. The Circuit Court has general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases but generally only handles cases that are beyond the jurisdiction of District Courts. The District Court has limited jurisdiction over certain types of civil and criminal cases. Below are the addresses and contact information of the courts:

Hopkins County Circuit Court
Hopkins County Circuit Court
Hopkins County Courthouse
120 East Center Street
Madisonville, KY 42431
Phone: (270) 824-7502
Fax: (270) 824-7032

Hopkins County District Court
Hopkins County District Court
Hopkins County Courthouse
120 East Center Street
Madisonville, KY 42431
Phone: (270) 824-7509 (Civil)
Fax: (270) 824-7074 (Civil)
Phone: (270) 824-7507 (Criminal)
Fax: (270) 824-7074 (Criminal)

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What are Hopkins County Vital Records

Hopkins County vital records are the official documentation of vital events that occurred within the county. These vital records include marriage, divorce, birth, and death records. Divorce and marriage records are maintained by the Hopkins County Clerk. Marriage, divorce, birth, and death records can be obtained at the state level from the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Where and How to Get Hopkins County Divorce Records

Hopkins County divorce records can be obtained from the Hopkins County Clerk by submitting a written request with 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 or via mail to:

Hopkins County Clerk
24 Union Street
Madisonville, KY 42431
Phone: (270) 821-7361
Fax: (270) 326-2091

Alternatively, certified copies of divorce records in the state from June 1958 to date can be obtained from the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics. 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 Hopkins County Marriage Records

Hopkins County Clerk maintains the Hopkins County marriage records. To obtain marriage records, a written request should be made 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

The written request should be submitted to:

Hopkins County Clerk
24 Union Street
Madisonville, KY 42431
Phone: (270) 821-7361
Fax: (270) 326-2091

At the state level, the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics maintains divorce records from June 1958 to date. Individuals interested should fill 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 Hopkins County Birth Records

Records of births from 1911 to date in Kentucky are maintained by the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics. These birth records can be requested in person or via mail. Fill out the Application for a Certified Copy of Birth Certificate and attach proof of relationship, payment, and a valid ID. These documents 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 Hopkins County Death Records

The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics maintains death records from 1911 to date. An interested requester should complete the Application for a Certified Copy of Death Certificate. The completed application form, along 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.