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Perry County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Perry County Background Information

Perry County is found in the state of Kentucky. Perry County had 28,712 total occupants back in 2010. In Perry County, the current seat is Hazard.

It was founded in 1820.

It was named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, a naval hero in the War of 1812.

Perry County Arrest Documents

Arrest records are kept for every single crime in Perry County. Property crime and violent crime makeup the two key classifications of crime in Perry County. There were 6 violent and 40 property crimes in 2018 in Perry County.

Perry County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Joseph Engle
481 Main St, Hazard, KY 41701
Phone: (606) 439-4523
Fax: (606) 436-4970

Perry County Criminal Files

All sex offenders within Perry County are kept on a register. This is not limited to those purely living and working in Perry County, but also those attending school or incarcerated within the county. This up-to-date register is then made available to the public, as is the fundamental right of anyone living in Perry County. People can try to look for any nearby sex offenders in Perry County. Sex offenders can be found by entering a zip code and a desired radius.

There are regularly updated criminal documents in Perry County, including jail and inmate documents. Anyone in jail or on release in Perry County can be found using this tool.

Perry County Court Records

The county courthouse supervises all civil, family, and criminal cases in Perry County. All Perry County court records are maintained by the court clerk. Perry County court files can be obtained at:

Perry County Courthouse
P.O. Box 7433
545 Main St
Hazard, KY 41701
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EST
Phone: (606) 435-6000
Fax: (606) 435-6143

The Court of Appeals has the power to oversee any lower court case in Kentucky when an appeal is made. These lower courts often refer to one of the 120 superior or trial courts found across Kentucky's 120 counties, including Perry County.

NOTE - Common files can be delivered to the requested by fax, email, or mail. At the same time, all official files can only be directed via mail in Perry County.

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Public Documents Perry County

Vital records are kept on each and every resident in Kentucky and therefore Perry County. Vital files are made up of important life events. The vital documents could include, but are not limited to, documents referring to a person's birth, death, marriages, and divorces. Perry County, and other counties in the state, are pivotal in the collection of these files for Kentucky. Perry County is in charge of compiling some vital files from citizens and dispatching them on to the state.

Kentucky county clerks are in charge of obtaining marriage records. The Office of Vital Statistics then collects these records from the clerks. County offices, such as the one in Perry County, have also amassed birth/death records in the past. The files that Perry County would have accumulated on these life events consist of birth certificates, death certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, divorce certificates, marriage certificates, and more. In the state of Kentucky, each and every one of these vital records is saved together in one central registry, including those from Perry County. They can later be used for statistical analysis.

Every single resident in Perry County can access these vital documents. Residents of Perry County have this right thanks to the 1976 Kentucky Open Documents Act. In 1994, the Act was amended. A person in Perry County may request a copy of public records in person at:

County Clerk: Wayne Napier
481 Main St, #101
Hazard, KY 41702
Phone: (606) 436-2812
Fax: (606) 439-0557

NOTE - The Perry County office opening times are 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EST, from Monday-Friday. A person must have a form of photo ID in order to obtain files in Perry County. This could include a driver's license or state ID. A person must also put their request in writing in Perry County.