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Knott County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Knott County Background Information

Kentucky contains Knott County. The total human population of Knott County in 2010 was 16,34. Hindman is the current county seat in Knott County.

It was formed in 1884.

It was named for James Proctor Knott, Governor of Kentucky (1883–1887).

Knott County Arrest Records

Arrest records are kept for each individual crime in Knott County. Knott County crimes are split into property crime and violent crime. There were 0 violent and 16 property crimes in 2018 in Knott County.

Knott County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Dale Richardson
54 West Main Street
Hindman, KY 41822
Phone: (606) 785-5354

Knott County Criminal Documents

In the state of Kentucky, with Knott County included, the police have to maintain a current register of any and all sex offenders within their jurisdictional boarders. This is not limited to those purely living and working in Knott County, but also those attending school or imprisoned within the county. The sex offenders register in Knott County is in the public domain. People can locate any nearby sex offenders in Knott County. A person must simply enter a focal point and a distance to look for all nearby offenders. The website will then list all sex offenders found within a given radius of this pinpointed location in Knott County. Jailed and non-compliant offenders are also included in these Knott County searches.

Knott County Court Files

The county courthouse is in charge of all family, civil, and criminal cases in Knott County. Court files in Knott County are stored by the court clerk. Knott County court files can be obtained at:

Knott County Courthouse
P.O. Box 1317
53 W Main St
Hindman, KY 41822
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EST
Phone: (606) 785-5021
Fax: (606) 785-3994

After an appeal is made, the Court of Appeals can manage any lower court case. The superior or trial court in Knott County is included in the 120 lower courts that the Court of Appeals can oversee.

NOTE - Standard documents in Knott County can be delivered by mail, email, or fax. But, any official or accredited records in Knott County can only be delivered via mail.

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Knott County Public Records

Vital files are kept on each and every citizen in Kentucky and therefore Knott County. These vital documents contain a person's most significant milestone life events. These documents can consist of vital files on divorces, marriages, births, deaths, and more. Knott County, and other counties in the state, are pivotal in the collection of these documents for Kentucky. In Kentucky, counties such as Knott County are in charge of getting some vital documents, before sending them on to the state.

Marriage records are gathered by each county clerk in Kentucky. The clerks then send these records to the Office of Vital Statistics. County offices, such as the one in Knott County, have also accumulated birth/death records in the past. The different files that Knott County clerks may have compiled includes birth certificates, death certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, divorce certificates, marriage certificates, and more. One central Kentucky registry stores all vital documents from the state counties, including Knott County. These vital documents can be used later on for statistical analysis.

Each individual citizen in Knott County can access these vital documents. Residents of Knott County have this right thanks to the 1976 Kentucky Open Records Act. The most recent amendment to the Act came in 1994. Knott County residents can apply for these records at:

Knott County Clerk: ​ Reci Cornett
54 West Main Street
Hindman, KY 41822-0446
Phone: (606) 785-5651
Fax: (606) 785-0996

NOTE - On the other hand, a person must visit the Knott County office between 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m.-ON Saturday EST in order to obtain a copy. Knott County residents looking to obtain copies must also bring a form of photo ID. Driver's licenses and state IDs are acceptable. A person must also put their request in writing in Knott County.