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Rowan County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Rowan County Information

The state of Kentucky contains Rowan County. A census established that Rowan County had a total population of 23,333 in 2010. In Rowan County, the current seat is Morehead.

It was created in 1856.

It was named after John Rowan, who represented Kentucky in the U.S. House and Senate.

Rowan County Arrest Documents

Arrest files are kept for each individual crime in Rowan County. Rowan County crime is separated into two major classes, property crime and violent crime. In 2018, in Rowan County, there were 7 violent and 72 property crimes.

Rowan County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Sam L. Green
600 W Main St, Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: (606) 784-5446
Fax: (606) 784-1323

Rowan County Criminal Files

All sex offenders within Rowan County are kept on a register. This is not limited to those purely living and working in Rowan County, but also those attending school or jailed within the county. This up-to-date register is then made available to the public, as is the fundamental right of anyone living in Rowan County. Rowan County keeps a regularly updated record of all criminal, jail, and inmate records.

Rowan County Court Records

In Rowan County, all civil, criminal, and family cases are overseen by the county courthouse. The court clerk retains every court record in Rowan County. Residents looking for files in Rowan County can obtain them at:

Rowan County Courthouse
700 W Main
Morehead, KY 40351
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-TH; 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. F EST
Phone: (606) 783-8505
Fax: (606) 783-8504

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

NOTE - Average files in Rowan County can be delivered by mail, email, or fax. Rowan County official documents can only be delivered via mail.

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Rowan County Public Documents

In Kentucky state, files called vital records are kept on each and every resident within the jurisdiction. Vital records are made up of important life events. These files consist of marriage, divorce, death, and birth files. These records could not be amassed without the help of Rowan County. These counties, such as Rowan County, are usually put in charge of acquiring documents and sending copies to the state government.

Kentucky county clerks are in charge of gathering marriage records. The clerks then send these files to the Office of Vital Statistics. County offices, such as the one in Rowan County, have also obtained birth/death documents in the past. The different documents that Rowan County clerks may have collected includes birth certificates, death certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, divorce certificates, marriage certificates, and more. All Rowan County and wider Kentucky vital files are held in one central registry. They can later be used for statistical analysis.

In Rowan County, residents can access and copy these vital documents, because they are located in the public domain. Each and every Rowan County resident can access vital files thanks to the 1976 Kentucky Open Records Act. The most recent amendment to the Act came in 1994. To obtain these files in Rowan County, a person must enquire at:

Rowan County Clerk: Elwood Caudill Jr.
600 W Main St, Rm 102
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: (606) 784-5212
Fax: (606) 784-2923

NOTE - In Rowan County, a person must visit the office between 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday and Friday; 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday; closed Saturday and Sunday EST. Those looking to request files must also bring some form of photo identification. A person may use a driver's license, state ID, or something similar. Each and every request must be in writing in Rowan County.