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Jefferson County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Jefferson County Arrest Records?

Jefferson County arrest records are documents that present details about the circumstances of arrests within the county. They may also give information on the rate of arrest warrants executed within the county. Following the merger of Jefferson County and the city of Louisville, the chief law enforcement agency in the combined Louisville Metro is the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD). Requests can for arrest records can also be submitted to the MPD at:

LMPD Records Management Division
701 West Ormsby Avenue
Suite 001
Louisville, KY 40203

How Do I Get Jefferson County Police Reports?

The LMPD provides accident and incident reports for most offenses in the county. To obtain these records, visit the LMPD’s Records Division located at 701 West Ormsby Avenue, Suite 001, Louisville. The Police Department charges $5 for an accident report and 10 cents per page for an incident or offense report.

Crime Statistics

Jefferson County recorded 116 homicides, 434 forcible sex offenses, 1,367 robberies, and 11,405 assaults in 2017, the most recent year with complete crime statistics. Incidences of property crimes in the county include 5,784 burglaries, 22,010 larceny thefts, 4,184 motor vehicle thefts, and 180 arsons. Compared to crime figures for the previous year, the overall crime rate in Jefferson County declined in 2017. No Part I crime recorded an increase between 2016 and 2017. Homicide, forcible sex offenses, robbery, and assault rates declined by 12.8%, 6.7%, 22.8%, and 2.8% respectively. Property crime rates also recorded significant drops with law enforcement agencies receiving fewer reports of burglary (15.6%), larceny-theft (8.9%), motor vehicle theft (14.1%), and arson (56.1%) in 2017.

What are Jefferson County Criminal Records?

Jefferson County criminal records are official files that give information about the criminal activities of an individual within the county. The Kentucky State Police (KSP) processes requests for Jefferson County criminal records. It is the central repository for criminal records that provides members of the public with access to criminal records through background checks. The Kentucky Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) also provides members of the public with access to criminal reports and records.

How Do I Get Jefferson County Criminal Records?

The KSP facilitates criminal background checks through name-based and fingerprint-based checks. Any interested member of the public can request a name-based check. It requires the authorization of the background check’s subject. A name-based check does not require the fingerprint of the requester or the subject of the check. They are available through mail requests by submitting the related request.

Requests for fingerprint-based checks are restricted to the subject of a criminal record, and statutorily authorized bodies and agencies only. To make a fingerprint-based check, visit the Changes to Fingerprint Check webpage and utilize the methods available.

Criminal record reports for Jefferson County are available from the AOC through online, in-person, and mail requests. This office charges $25 for each report and accepts cash, credit/debit cards, checks, and money orders made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer for in-person requests. Only checks and money orders are accepted for mail orders.

To order a criminal/background record report in person, come to the drive-through window at the Administrative Office of the Courts located at 1001 Vandalay Drive, Frankfort. This window is open to a public request from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Make online checks through any of the two online portals, namely AOCFastCheck and One-Time Request. Simply provide the necessary information to obtain criminal record reports.

To send a mail request, fill out the AOC-RU-004 form. Include payment and a valid ID with the filled out form. Send them as mail requests to:

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

How to Find Jefferson County Sex Offender Information?

Kentucky law empowers the State Police to make sex offender registration information available to the public. Pursuant to the directives of KRS 17.580, the Kentucky State Police hosts the state’s Sex Offender Registry on a dedicated website. Use its search functions to find sex offenders by name and street address. Input Jefferson in the County field to restrict your search to offenders living in the county. Use the Map Search feature to pull up a map identifying the locations of all registered sex offenders residing in different neighborhoods of Jefferson County.

How do I Visit an Inmate in Jefferson County Jail?

The Louisville Metro Corrections runs the daily operations of the jail facility. Inmates are allowed one scheduled visit per day. Each visit a time limit of 20 minutes. To visit a Jefferson County inmate, contact the Department of Corrections with the information below:

Louisville Metro Corrections
400 South Sixth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 574-8477

Where and How to Find Jefferson County Inmate Information?

The Louisville Metro Department of Corrections maintains the records of all individuals incarcerated in Jefferson County jail. Use the provided inmate lookup tool to find the location and mugshot information of inmates in Jefferson County.

What are Jefferson County Court Records?

Jefferson County Court records are public records that are available to residents of the county. The Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk maintains court records for the court. Most of these are available online on the website of the Kentucky Court of Justice. Visit the Docket Information page and select Jefferson from the County menu to access dockets of the Circuit and District Courts in Jefferson County. Members of the public can access case information for Jefferson County courts on the CourtNet 2.0 webpage. Simply select Jefferson from the County menu and search for case documents by last name and first name or date of birth. The location of the Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk is below:

Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk
Louis D. Brandeis Hall of Justice
600 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2008
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 595-3042

Location of all Courts in Jefferson County

Jefferson County has two Circuit Courts and one District Court. Here are the addresses and contact information of these courts:

Jefferson County Circuit Courts

Jefferson County Circuit Court - Hall of Justice
Louis D. Brandeis Hall of Justice
600 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 595-3055
Fax: (502) 595-4629

Jefferson County Circuit Court - Judicial Center
Jefferson County Judicial Center
700 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 595-3007 (Civil)
Fax: (502) 595-4128 (Civil)
Phone: (502) 595-3009 (Criminal)
Fax: (502) 595-4128 (Criminal)
Phone: (502) 595-3025 (Family Law)

Jefferson County District Court

Jefferson County District Court
Louis D. Brandeis Hall of Justice
600 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 595-4475 (Civil/Small Claims)
Fax: (502) 595-4629 (Civil/Small Claims)
Phone: (502) 595-3060 (Criminal/Traffic)
Fax: (502) 595-4147 (Criminal/Traffic)

Where and How to Get Jefferson County Property Records?

The Property Valuation Administration (PVA) is the government agency responsible for maintaining real estate records in Jefferson County. Use its Property Search tool to find information about residential and commercial properties all over the county. Some features of the search tool are only available to paying subscribers.

For more information about property records, contact the office of the Jefferson County PVA at:

Glassworks Building
815 West Market Street
Suite 400
Louisville, KY 40202-2654
Phone: (502) 574-6380
Fax: (502) 574-6108

The office opens to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

What are Jefferson County Vital Records?

Jefferson County vital records are official documents that register certain vital events that took place within the boundaries of the county. Jefferson County vital records include birth, death, marriage, and divorce records. Divorce records are maintained by the Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk. The Jefferson County Clerk processes requests for marriage records in the county. The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics is tasked with issuing birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Where and How to Get Jefferson County Divorce Records?

Divorce records are available at the Office of the Circuit Clerk. To obtain copies of fivorce records, query the office of the Circuit Clerk at:

Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk
Louis D. Brandeis Hall of Justice
600 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2008
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 595-3042

Divorce records are also available at the state level with the Office of Vital Statistics. Interested persons may request divorce record by mail or in person. To submit an in-person request, visit the Office of Vital Statistics at 275 East Main Street in Frankfort. The office is open to the public from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

For mail requests, a requester should fill out the Marriage & Divorce Application (Spanish). Provide a self-addressed stamped envelope as well as a check or money order for fees made payable to Kentucky State Treasurer. Mail the application to:

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

The Office of Vital Statistics charges $6 for each divorce record requested.

Where and How to Get Jefferson County Marriage Records?

To obtain a Jefferson County marriage record, submit a written notice to the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office at:

Jefferson County Clerk’s Office
Professional License Department
527 West Jefferson Street
Room 100A
Louisville, KY 40202

For marriages before June 26, 2015, the notice should include the bride’s maiden name, groom’s name, and the date of the marriage. For marriages after June 25, 2015, the notice should provide the names of partner 1 or partner 2 and the date of marriage. This mail request costs $6 for a certified copy.

In-person requests may also be made at the address above for $5 for a certified copy. The accepted forms of payment include cash, certified check, cashier’s check, money order, personal check, Visa, Discover, AMX or MasterCard.

The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics also provides marriage records through in-person or mail requests. For in-person requests, visit the Office of Vital Statistics located at 275 East Main Street in Frankfort to obtain certified copies of any of these vital records in person. The office opens to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

If you opt to make a vital record request by mail, complete the Marriage & Divorce Application (Spanish). Include a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check or money order for fees made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer. Send the completed application to:

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

The Office of Vital Statistics charges $6 for each marriage record.

Where and How to Get Jefferson County Birth Records?

The Office of Vital Statistics keeps records of births registered in the state. A requester may make a walk-in or mail request to get a birth record. The office opens from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. To submit a mail application, complete the birth or stillbirth application form (Spanish versions: birth or stillbirth). Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check or money order for fees made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer. The Office of Vital Statistics charges $10 for each birth record. Send the mail application to:

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

Where and How to Get Jefferson County Death Records?

The Office of Vital Statistics is the primary custodian of death records in the state. Persons interested in getting copies of death records may submit mail requests or make an in-person request at the office, which opens from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. For mail requests, a requester should fill out the Death Certificate Application (Spanish). Include a self-addressed stamped envelope and payment of $6 (check or money order to Kentucky State Treasurer). Mail this to:

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

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Jefferson County?

Under the Kentucky Open Records Act, Jefferson County property records are accessible to interested members of the public. These property records are available at the office of the County’s Clerk and Property Valuation Administration Office.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Jefferson County?

The Jefferson County Clerk records and maintains information and documents relating to property in Jefferson County. Interested persons may request copies of property records from the Clerk’s Office by mail or in person. Simply prepare a written request and attach the required fee. Send these documents to:

Physical Address:

Jefferson County Clerk
Clerk’s Main Office
527 West Jefferson Street
Room 204
Louisville, KY 40202-2814
(502) 574-5700
(502) 574-6220
countyclerk@jeffersoncountyclerk.org

Mailing Address:

Jefferson County Clerk’s Office
P.O. Box 33033
Louisville, KY 40232-3033

How to Look Up Jefferson County Property Records?

The Jefferson County Clerk provides online access to property information Online Land Records portal. It can be searched by control number, party name, book/page, reference number, and instrument type. For technical support, send an email to websupport@JeffersonCountyClerk.org. Alternatively, call the Deed Room customer service at (502) 574-6220, from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Jefferson County Property Valuation Administration Office (PVA) maintains the property search portal. It provides persons interested in property records with search options such as address, parcel ID, owner, legal, and sales search.

Location of Jefferson County Property Assessors

Jefferson County Property Valuation Administration Office
Glassworks Building
815 W. Market St. Suite 400
Louisville, KY 40202-2654
Phone: (502) 574-6380
Fax: (502) 574-6108
pva@jeffersonpva.ky.gov