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Pike County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Pike County Public Records?

The Kentucky Freedom of Information Act describes public records as any material, used, retained, maintained, or owned by a state or local government agency. Anybody can inspect or obtain a copy of a public record. However there are exemptions, they include:

  • Information whose disclosure would warrant an unnecessary invasion of privacy.
  • Records confidentially disclosed to an agency for scientific research
  • Records prohibited from disclosure by federal law
  • Records of law enforcement agencies whose disclosure will reveal the informant's identities

Pike County Crime Statistics

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) provides statewide access to crime statistics through its Uniform Crime Reporting program. In 2019 Pike county recorded 36 crime incidents. There were no murders or robberies and only 1 incident of rape and aggravated assault each. The most common property crime was larceny-theft with 24 recorded cases. Other reported crimes are burglary with 4 incidences and motor vehicle theft with 5 incidences. There were no reported cases of arson.

Are Pike County Criminal Records Public?

Pike County criminal records may be obtained by members of the public who possess appropriate permissions under law. Interested persons may obtain copies of someone else’s criminal records with the permission of the record owner. Employers may also request criminal records from the KSPD. Criminal history records are available at the Kentucky State Police Department. Criminal history checks may be name-based or fingerprint-based. Fingerprint checks are only available to the owner of the record, authorized agencies, and other bodies. Requests cost $20 to be paid by check or money order. Applications should be sent by mail to:

Kentucky State Police
Criminal Identification and Records Branch
Criminal Records Dissemination Section
1266 Louisville road
Frankfort, KY 40601

The Administrative Office of the Courts also provides access to criminal records. Interested persons may send a completed application form with a valid ID and payment to:

Administrative Office of the Courts
Records Unit
1001 Vandalay Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-1682
(800) 928-6381

How to Obtain Pike County Police Reports and Arrest Records?

Interested persons may obtain Pike County arrest records and police reports from the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals may request reports using the online form or send an email to pikecosheriffky@gmail.com. Requests may also be sent by mail to the sheriff’s office at:

146 Main Street
Suite 204
Pikeville, KY 41501
Phone: (606) 432-6260

Although police records are public records, the Sheriff may restrict access to certain reports or records such as records involving juveniles and records on ongoing investigations.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Pike County

Information on sex offenders in Pike County is available using the sex offender registry maintained by the Kentucky State Police Department. Find sex offenders by providing the offender’s number or name, street address, city, county, and zip code. This platform grants access to the pictures of the offender, date of birth, sex, race, etc.

How to Find Pike County Inmate Records

Inmates in Pike County are housed at the Pike County detention center. Interested persons may find inmates at the detention center using the inmate list maintained by the center. Provide the first name or last name to find an inmate. Available details include the arrest date, booking date, arresting agency, release time, status, location, bond amount, court case number, and charges.

Interested persons may also visit the detention center in person at:

Pike County Detention Center
172 Division Street
Pikeville, KY 41501
(606) 432-6291

How Do I Visit an inmate in Pike County Jail?

Inmates at the detention center may receive no more than one visit in a week. Visitations may be on any day between Monday and Saturday. Visitors must schedule an intended visit and sign in no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled visit. All visitors must present valid Photo IDs when visiting. Under 18 visitors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. An under 18 visitor may visit a parent unaccompanied but must present a birth certificate.

Court Records

The Pike County court system consists of a Circuit Court and a District Court. Circuit courts have general jurisdiction over criminal and civil cases but mainly handle cases outside the jurisdiction of the District Courts. The District Courts have limited jurisdiction over criminal and civil cases.

Location of Courts

Pike County Circuit Court
Pike County Judicial Center
175 Main Street
P.O. Box 1002
Pikeville, KY 41502
Phone: (606) 433-7557
Fax: (606) 433-7044

Pike County District Court
Pike County Judicial Center
175 Main Street
P.O. Box 1002
Pikeville, KY 41502
Phone: (606) 433-7560
Fax: (606) 433-7044

Are Pike County Court Records Public?

Under the Kentucky Open Record act, Pike County court records are open records available to the public for inspection and copying. This right of access may be restricted by state or federal law or by a court order. Interested persons may obtain Pike county court records from the court clerk of the court where the case was tried.

How to Obtain Pike County Civil Court Case Records

Pike County civil court case records may be obtained from the Circuit Court clerk. Interested persons may visit the clerk in person on weekdays or send a written request to:

Pike County Judicial Center
175 Main St. P.O. Box 1002
Pikeville, KY 41502

Pike county civil court case records may also be accessed online through the Kentucky Court of Justice's Courtnet 2.0 portal. Users may search for cases by specifying the party category or the case category. The full name or business name of the parties, birth date, and driver’s license number may also be used to find records. Searches may also be filtered using the case number or the citation number.

How to Obtain Pike County Criminal Court Records

Using the Kentucky Court of Justice's Courtnet 2.0 portal, interested persons may gain access to Pike County criminal court records online. Case records may be found by providing the birth date, the full name of parties, or business name. Users may also use the driver’s license number, case number, or citation number to find records on the portal. Pike County criminal court records may also be obtained by visiting the Circuit Court clerk in person. Interested persons should visit the clerk on weekdays during business hours at:

Pike County Judicial Center
175 Main St. P.O. Box 1002
Pikeville, KY 41502

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

What are Pike County Vital Records?

Pike County vital records are official information on important life events within the county. Vital records include records on deaths, births, divorces, and marriages. Pike County vital records may be obtained from the County Clerk, Circuit Court clerk, or the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Where and How to Obtain Pike County Divorce Records

Pike County divorce records are available through the Pike County Circuit Court clerk or the vital statistics department of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (KCHFS).

Interested persons may send a written request to the Circuit clerk identifying the record being sought. The request should contain information such as the full name of the parties to the divorce, the date of the divorce, the name and address of the requester, and the number of copies to be obtained. Along with the appropriate fee, the request may be sent to:

Pike County Judicial Center
175 Main St. P.O. Box 1002
Pikeville, KY 41502

Records of divorces from 1958 to the present are available via the KCHFS. Requests may be in person or dropped off at the drop box at the center on weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at:

275 E. Main St., 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621

A completed application form, accompanied by a money order or check of $6 per certificate may be sent by mail to:

Office of Vital Statistics
275 E. Main St., 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621

A self-addressed envelope must be included.

Where and How to Get Public Pike County Marriage Records

Pike County marriage records are available through the Pike County Clerk or the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services(KCHFS).

A written request may be sent to the county clerk at:

146 Main Street, P.O. Box 631
Pikeville, KY 41502-0631

Interested persons may visit the county clerk in person to request a copy of the marriage certificate. The KCHFS provides access to Pike County marriage records in person or by mail. Interested persons may complete an application form (also available in Spanish) and drop it off at the drop box provided at the vital statistics office. Visits in person must be on weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The completed form may be sent by mail alongside a money order or check of $6 to:

Office of Vital Statistics
275 E. Main St., 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621

Include a self-addressed envelope with the application.

Where and How to Find Pike County Birth Records

Pike County birth records are public and may be accessed by any member of the public. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (KCHFS) provides public access to birth certificates of births from 1911 till the present. Interested persons will be expected to provide information like

  • The date of birth
  • Full name of the registrant
  • The county of birth
  • The father’s full name
  • The mother’s maiden name

Birth certificates cost $10 per copy. Visit the vital statistics office in person on any day between Monday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. interested persons may make the request in person or drop it off at the drop box in front of the office. A completed application form (also available in Spanish) may be sent by mail to the statistics office. The application should include a check or money order for the fee and a self-addressed envelope for the return of the record. These should be sent to:

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

Where and How to Find Pike County Death Records

Any member of the public may obtain a Pike County death record. Certificates for deaths from 1911 till the present are available at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services(KCHFS). Applications may be sent by mail or in person. An application form (also available in Spanish) should be completed and sent to the vital statistics office. Mail applications should include a money order or check of $6 per copy and a self-addressed envelope. Requesters should provide information such as the name of the deceased, date of death, and the county of death. The application should be sent to:

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

Users may pick up a blank form at the dropbox, fill and return or make an in-person request on weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.