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Owsley County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Owsley County Background Information

The state of Kentucky is home to Owsley County. Owsley County had 4,755 total inhabitants back in 2010. In Owsley County, the current seat is Booneville.

It was organized in 1843.

It was named for William Owsley (1782–1862), the judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals and Governor of Kentucky (1844–48).

Owsley County Arrest Files

Every single crime that occurs within Owsley County is officially recorded. Owsley County crime is split into two main groups, property crime and violent crime. There were 6 violent and 49 property crimes in 2016 in Owsley County.

Owsley County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Kelly Shouse
20 Main St, Booneville, KY 41314
Phone: (606) 593-5161
Fax: (606) 593-7906

Owsley County Criminal Documents

In Owsley County, they maintain an up to date list of all sex offenders. This is not limited to those purely living and working in Owsley County, but also those attending school or imprisoned within the county. This register is in the public domain. Residents of Owsley County can therefore look for any sex offenders inside a certain distance of their homes. All criminal, jail, and inmate documents in Owsley County are kept up to date.

Owsley County Court Files

The county courthouse is in charge of all family, civil, and criminal cases in Owsley County. All Owsley County court records are maintained by the court clerk. Documents can be obtained at:

Owsley County Courthouse
P.O. Box 130
20 Main St
Booneville, KY 41314
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. M-F, 8:00 a.m.-N 1st and 2nd Sat only EST
Phone: (606) 593-6226
Fax: (606) 593-6343

In the state of Kentucky, the Court of Appeals has the power to manage any lower court case in which one party appeals. The lower courts in question normally include one of the 120 superior or trial courts in Kentucky, such as the one in Owsley County.

NOTE - Standard court documents in Owsley County can usually be delivered by mail, email, or fax once payment is received. Nevertheless, any official or licensed files in Owsley County can only be delivered via mail.

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Owsley County Public Records

Vital files are kept on each and every citizen in the state of Kentucky. These files refer to Owsley County and Kentucky residents' most significant life events. These records can consist of marriage files, divorce papers, birth certificates, death files, and more. These records could not be accumulated without the help of Owsley County. Owsley County amasses some vital records on behalf of the state government.

Kentucky county clerks are in charge of accumulating marriage documents. Copies of these records are sent to the Office of Vital Statistics. County offices, such as the one in Owsley County, have also been in charge of birth and death records in Kentucky's past. The files that Owsley County would have amassed on these life events consist of birth certificates, death certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, divorce certificates, marriage certificates, and more. Every last Kentucky vital record is stored in one central registry. The files can later be used for statistical analysis.

In Owsley County, residents can access and copy these vital records, because they are located in the public domain. Residents of Owsley County have this right thanks to the 1976 Kentucky Open Documents Act. The last amendment to the Act came in 1994. Owsley County residents can apply for these records at:

County Clerk: Shanna Oliver
20 Main St, #1
Booneville, KY 41314
Phone: (606) 593-5735
Fax: (606) 593-5737

NOTE - The Owsley County office opening times are 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8:00 a.m.-ON Saturday EST. Owsley County residents looking to obtain copies must also bring a form of photo ID. In Owsley County, state IDs and driver's licenses are acceptable forms of photo ID. All Owsley County requests must also be in writing.