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Letcher County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Letcher County Background Information

Letcher County is found in the state of Kentucky. In 2010, Letcher County had a population of 24,519, determined by a local census. In Letcher County, the current seat is Whitesburg.

It was founded in 1842.

It was named for Robert P. Letcher, Governor of Kentucky from 1840 to 1844.

Letcher County Arrest Files

Every crime that occurs within Letcher County is officially recorded. Letcher County crimes are separated into property crime and violent crime. In Letcher County, there were 3 violent and 9 property crimes in 2018.

Letcher County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Danny Webb
6 Broadway St, Whitesburg, KY 41858
Phone: (606) 633-2293
Fax: (606) 633-8780

Letcher County Criminal Documents

A register is kept for all sex offenders in Letcher County. This is not limited to those purely living and working in Letcher County, but also those attending school or incarcerated within the county. This register is in the public domain. Letcher County keeps a regularly updated record of all criminal, jail, and inmate records.

Letcher County Court Files

In Letcher County, the county courthouse oversees all criminal, family, and civil cases. Every single court record in Letcher County is safeguarded by the court clerk. Residents looking for documents in Letcher County can be obtained at:

Letcher County Courthouse
156 Main St, #201
Whitesburg, KY 41858
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. M-F EST
Phone: (606) 633-7559, (606) 633-1048
Fax: (606) 633-5864

In Kentucky, including Letcher County, the Court of Appeals can manage any lower court case after an appeal is made. These lower courts in question refer to the 120 superior or trial courts across the 120 counties in Kentucky, such as Letcher County.

NOTE - Mail, email, or fax can all be used to send documents to requesters in Letcher County. At the same time, all official documents can only be sent via mail in Letcher County.

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Letcher County Public Files

Vital documents are kept on each citizen in the state of Kentucky. The vital records in question record a person's most essential life events. These files can contain vital files on divorces, marriages, births, deaths, and more. The Kentucky state government would not be able to collect these files without the help of counties such as Letcher County. Letcher County is tasked with getting and submitting copies of vital documents to the state.

In Kentucky, marriage files are currently amassed by each individual county clerk. Copies of these records are sent to the Office of Vital Statistics. County offices, such as the one in Letcher County, have also been in charge of birth and death documents in Kentucky's past. County clerks in Letcher County may have amassed the following at some stage: birth certificates, death certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, divorce certificates, marriage certificates, and more. All Letcher County and wider Kentucky vital records are saved in one central registry. They can then be used for statistical analysis.

Letcher County residents can access these vital records, because they are in the public domain. Each individual Letcher County resident can access vital records thanks to the 1976 Kentucky Open Files Act. The Act was amended in 1994. Letcher County residents can apply for these records at:

Letcher County Clerk: Winston Meade
156 Main St, #102
Whitesburg, KY 41858
Phone: (606) 633-2432
Fax: (606) 632-9282

Unfortunately, these records are not free in Letcher County. Letcher County birth records cost $10 per first copy.

NOTE - In Letcher County, a person must visit the office between 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; 8:30 a.m.-N Sat EST. Photo ID is also needed for any Letcher County resident looking for records. In Letcher County, state IDs and driver's licenses are acceptable forms of photo ID. Every last request must be in writing in Letcher County.