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Kentucky Background Checks







Background Check Resources in the State of Kentucky

Background checks are regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Most state laws concerning public records and background checks are very liberal and straightforward. In the State of Kentucky, public documents are available for anyone who wants to get through appropriate channels official state agency. Background checks are essential to the ability of parties to enter into various legally binding and as such are always a great idea. Background checks typically require written permission before performing the investigation. Occasionally, you may obtain reports without permission, but the findings can lack in-depth details.

If the background check negatively affects the consumer, the party accessing public records must furnish a copy of the report and an overview of consumer rights set up by the FCRA, and allow the consumer fair time to challenge the report. Due to the increased threat of identity theft, some states (eg California), now can require the employer to provide a copy of background check to the consumer, regardless of its content.Call the numbers below (or visit the websites listed) to know how to access the specific background information you are seeking. Public information may be accessed online or by phone, mail or in person.

It is always better to call before you send written questions to obtain accurate information addressing / ordering.

Kentucky Cities

Kentucky Background Check Contact Information

Kentucky State Information Hot Line:
(502) 564-2500

Kentucky State Website:
http://kentucky.gov

Legislative Records
Criminal Records
Kentucky State Police
Records Section
1250 Louisville Rd
Frankfort KY 40601
(502) 227-8713
(502) 227-8734 (fax)
www.kentuckystatepolice.org

Driving Records
Division of Drivers Licenses
State Office Building
Frankfort KY 40601
(502) 564-6800 x2250
(502) 564-5787 (fax)
www.kytc.state.ky.us/drlic

Vehicle Ownership Information
Department of Motor Vehicles
Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing
State Office Building
Frankfort KY 40622
(502) 564-3298
(502) 564-1686 (fax)
www.kytc.state.ky.us

Vital Statistics
(birth, death, divorce, marriage)
Department of Human Resources
Office of Vital Records
275 E Main St
Frankfort KY 40621-0001
(502) 564-4212
(502) 227-0032 (fax)
http://publichealth.state.ky.us/vital.htm

Business/Corporate Records
Secretary of State
Corporate Records
PO Box 718
Frankfort KY 40602
(502) 564-7330
(502) 564-4075 (fax)

Workers Compensation Information
Workers Claim Department
1270 Louisville Rd, Building C
Frankfort KY 40601
(502) 564-5550
(502) 564-5732 (fax)

UCCs
[tax liens available only at county level]
Secretary of State
UCC Division
PO Box 718
Frankfort KY 40602
(502) 573-0265
(502) 573-0259 (fax)
www.kysos.com

City-County Cross Index

Adair County Clerk
424 Public Square
Columbia, KY 42728
(207) 384-2626

Allen County Clerk
201 W. Main, Rm. 106
Scottsville, KY 42164
(270) 237-3561

Anderson County Clerk
151 S. Main St.
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342-1174
(502) 839-3508

Ballard County Clerk
P.O. Box 145
Wickliffe, KY 42087-0145
(270) 335-5123

Barren County Clerk
924 Happy Valley Rd., Suite A
Glasgow, KY 42141-2812
(270) 651-3763

Bath County Clerk
P.O. Box 609
Owingsville, KY 40360
(606) 674-2186

Bell County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 157
Pineville, KY 40977
(606) 337-2942

Boone County Clerk
P.O. Box 874
Burlington, KY 41005-0874
(859) 334-2237

Bourbon County Clerk
P.O. Box 312
Paris, KY 40361
(859) 987-2624

Boyd County Clerk
P.O. Box 523
Catlettsburg, KY 41129
(606) 739-4131

Boyle County Court Clerk
321 W. Main St., Room 123
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 239-7442

Bracken County Clerk
P.O. Box 147
Brooksville, KY 41004
(606) 735-3328

Breathitt County Clerk
1137 Main St.
Jackson, KY 41339
(606) 666-5768

Breckinridge County Clerk
P.O. Box 538
Hardinsburg, KY 40143-0538
(270) 756-2239

Bullitt County Clerk
P.O. Box 6
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
(502) 543-7104

Butler County Clerk
P.O. Box 449
Morgantown, KY 42261-0449
(270) 526-5631

Caldwell County Clerk
100 E. Market St., Room 3 Courthouse
Princeton, KY 42445-1675
(270) 365-6884

Calloway County Clerk
101 S. 5th St.
Murray, KY 42071-2583
(270) 753-2714

Campbell County Clerk
4th & York St.
Newport, KY 41071
(859) 292-6305

ONLINE: Property Appraiser
http://campbellpropertymax.governmax.com/propertymax/rover30.asp

Carlisle County Clerk
P.O. Box 176
Bardwell, KY 42023-0176
(270) 628-5425

Carroll County Clerk
440 Main Street
Carrollton, KY 41008-1099
(502) 732-4305

Carter County Clerk
300 W. Main
Grayson, KY 41143
(606) 474-5191

Casey County Clerk
P.O. Box 310
Liberty, KY 42539-0310
(606) 787-6510

Christian County Clerk
511 S. Main St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240-2368
(270) 889-6539

Clark County Clerk
P.O. Box 4060
Winchester, KY 40392-0744
(859) 737-7264

Clay County Clerk
316 Main, Suite 143
Manchester, KY 40962-0316
(606) 598-3663

Clinton County Clerk
212 Washington St.
Albany, KY 42602-1599
(606) 387-6424

Crittenden County Clerk
107 S. Main St., Suite 203
Marion, KY 42064-1507
(270) 965-4200

Cumberland County Clerk
P.O. Box 275
Burkesville, KY 42717-0275
(270) 864-2611

Daviess County
P.O. Box 609
Owensboro, KY 42302
(270) 687-7330

Edmonson County Clerk
P.O. Box 739
Brownsville, KY 42210
(270) 597-2584

Elliott County Clerk
P.O. Box 788
Sandy Hook, KY 41171
(606) 738-5238

Estill County Clerk
P.O. Box 59
Irvine, KY 40336
(606) 723-3970

Fayette County Clerk
162 E. Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507-1363
(859) 246-2141

Fleming County Clerk
Court Square
Flemingsburg, KY 41041
(606) 845-7011

Floyd County Clerk
P.O. Box 1089
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 886-3090

Franklin County Clerk
P.O. Box 338
Frankfort, KY 40602-0338
(502) 564-8380

Fulton County Clerk
P.O. Box 126
Hickman, KY 42050
(270) 236-3944

Gallatin County Clerk
P.O. Box 616
Warsaw, KY 41095-1309
(859) 567-5241

Garrard County Clerk
15 Public Square, Suite 5
Lancaster, KY 40444
(859) 792-6032

Grant County Clerk
101 N. Main, Room 15
Williamstown, KY 41097
(606) 824-4467

Graves County
County Courthouse Clerk
101 S. St., Suite 2
Mayfield, KY 42066
(270) 247-1733

Grayson County Clerk
10 Public Square
Leitchfield, KY 42754
(270) 259-3040

Green County Clerk
203 W. Court St.
Greensburg, KY 42743-1522
(270) 932-5631

Greenup County Clerk
P.O. Box 686
Greenup, KY 41144-0686
(606) 473-9869

Hancock County Clerk
P.O. Box 146
Hawesville, KY 42348-0146
(270) 927-8144

Hardin County Clerk
P.O. Box 1030
Elizabethtown, KY 42702-1030
(270) 766-5000

Harlan County Clerk
P.O. Box 670
Harlan, KY 40831-0670
(606) 573-2680

Harrison County Clerk
190 W. Pike St.
Cynthiana, KY 41031-1426
(859) 234-1914

Hart County Clerk
P.O. Box 277
Munfordville, KY 42765-0277
(270) 524-2181

Henderson County Clerk
P.O. Box 374
Henderson, KY 42419
(502) 826-2405

Henry County Clerk
P.O. Box 615
New Castle, KY 40050-0615
(502) 845-7551

Hickman County Clerk
110 E. Clay St.
Clinton, KY 42031-1295
(502) 653-3901

Hopkins County Clerk's Office
P.O. Drawer 737
Madisonville, KY 42431-0737
(270) 824-7502

Jackson County Clerk
P.O. Box 700
McKee, KY 40447-0700
(606) 287-7783

Jefferson County Clerk
P.O. Box 33033
Louisville, KY 40232-3033
(502) 595-3064

ONLINE: Assessor
www.pvalouky.org

Jessamine County Clerk
101 N. Main
Nicholasville, KY 40356
(859) 885-4531

Johnson County
124 Court St.
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-5181

Kenton County Clerk
P.O. Box 1109
Covington, KY 41012-1109
(859) 292-6521

ONLINE: Assessor (Enter as "Guest Access")
www.kentonpva.com

Knott County Clerk
P.O. Box 446
Hindman, KY 41822-0446
(606) 785-5021

Knox County Clerk
401 Court Square, Suite 102
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-3075

Larue County Clerk
County Courthouse
209 W. High St.
Hodgenville, KY 42748
(270) 358-3421

Laurel County Clerk
County Courthouse
101 S. Main, Room 203
London, KY 40741

Lawrence County Clerk
122 S. Main Cross St.
Louisa, KY 41230-1700
(606) 638-4215

Lee County Clerk
P.O. Box 551
Beattyville, KY 41311-0551
(606) 464-8400

Leslie County Clerk
P.O. Box 916
Hyden, KY 41749-0916
(606) 672-2503

Letcher County Clerk
P.O. Box 58
Whitesburg, KY 41858-0058
(606) 633-7559

Lewis County Clerk
P.O. Box 129
Vanceburg, KY 41179-0129
(606) 796-3053

Lincoln County Clerk
102 E. Main St.
Stanford, KY 40484
(606) 365-2535

Livingston County Clerk
P.O. Box 400
Smithland, KY 42081-0400
(270) 928-2172

Logan County Clerk
229 W. 3rd St.
Russellville, KY 42276-0358
(270) 526-2424

Lyon County Clerk
P.O. Box 310
Eddyville, KY 42038-0350
(270) 388-7231

Madison County Clerk's Office
101 W. Main St.
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 624-4793

Magoffin County Clerk
P.O. Box 530
Salyersville, KY 41465-0530
(606) 349-2215

Marion County Clerk
120 W. Main St., Suite 3
Lebanon, KY 40033-1597
(270) 692-2681

Marshall County Clerk
1101 Main St.
Benton, KY 42025-1498
(270) 527-3883

Martin County Clerk
P.O. Box 460
Inez, KY 41224-0485
(606) 298-3508

Mason County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 234
Maysville, KY 41056-0234
(606) 564-4340

McCracken County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 609
Paducah, KY 42002
(270) 575-7280

McCreary County Clerk
P.O. Box 699
Whitley City, KY 42653
(606) 376-5041

McLean County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 57
Calhoun, KY 42327-0057
(270) 273-3966

Meade County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 614
Brandenburg, KY 40108-0614
(270) 422-4961

Menifee County Clerk's Office
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 123
Frenchburg, KY 40322
(606) 768-2461

Mercer County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 426
Harrodsburg, KY 40330-1648
(859) 734-6306

Metcalfe County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 25
Edmonton, KY 42129-0850
(270) 432-3663

Monroe County
Monroe County Courthouse
Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 188
Tompkinsville, KY 42167-0188
(270) 487-5480

Montgomery County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 414
Mount Sterling, KY 40353-0414
(859) 498-5966

Morgan County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 26
West Liberty, KY 41472-0026
(606) 743-3763

Muhlenberg County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 525
Greenville, KY 42345-0525
(270) 338-4850

Nelson County
113 E. Stephen Foster, P.O. Box 312
Bardstown, KY 40004-1584
(502) 348-3648

Nicholas County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 227
Carlisle, KY 40311-0227
(859) 289-2336

Ohio County Clerk
P.O. Box 85
Hartford, KY 42347
(270) 298-3671

Oldham County Clerk
100 W. Jefferson St.
La Grange, KY 40031
(502) 222-9837

Owen County Clerk
P.O. Box 338
Owenton, KY 40359-0338
(502) 484-2232

Owsley County Clerk
P.O. Box 500
Booneville, KY 41314
(606) 593-6226

Pendleton County Clerk
P.O. Box 112
Falmouth, KY 41040-0112
(859) 654-3347

Perry County Clerk
P.O. Box 150
Hazard, KY 41702-0150
(606) 435-6000

Pike County Clerk
P.O. Box 631
Pikeville, KY 41502-0631
(606) 433-7557

Powell County Clerk
P.O. Box 548
Stanton, KY 40380-0548
(606) 663-4141

Pulaski County
P.O. Box 724
Somerset, KY 42502-0724
(606) 677-4029

Robertson County Clerk
P.O. Box 75
Mount Olivet, KY 41064-0075
(606) 724-5993

Rockcastle County Clerk
P.O. Box 365
Mount Vernon, KY 40456-0365
(606) 256-2581

Rowan County Clerk
627 E. Main St., 2nd Floor
Morehead, KY 40351
(606) 784-4574

Russell County Clerk
P.O. Box 579
Jamestown, KY 42629-0579
(270) 343-2185

Scott County Clerk
101 E. Main St.
Georgetown, KY 40324
(502) 863-0474

Shelby County Clerk
501 Main St.
Shelbyville, KY 40065
(502) 633-1289

Simpson County Clerk
P.O. Box 268
Franklin, KY 42135-0268
(270) 586-8910

Spencer County Clerk
2 W. Main St.
Taylorsville, KY 40071
(502) 477-3220

Taylor County Clerk
203 N. Court St.
Campbellsville, KY 42718-9600
(270) 465-6686

Todd County Clerk
P.O. Box 307
Elkton, KY 42220-0307
(270) 265-5631

Trigg County
P.O. Box 1310
Cadiz, KY 42211-1310
(270) 522-6270

Trimble County Clerk
P.O. Box 262
Bedford, KY 40006-0262
(502) 255-3213

Union County Clerk
P.O. Box 119
Morganfield, KY 42437-0119
(270) 389-0800

Warren County Clerk
429 E. 10th St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101-2250
(270) 746-7400

Washington County Clerk
P.O. Box 446
Springfield, KY 40069-0446
(859) 336-3761

Wayne County Clerk
P.O. Box 565
Monticello, KY 42633-0565
(606) 348-5841

Webster County Clerk
P.O. Box 19
Dixon, KY 42409-0019
(270) 639-9160

Whitley County Clerk
Main St., Courthouse Room 2
Williamsburg, KY 40769
(606) 523-1085

Wolfe County Clerk
P.O. Box 400
Campton, KY 41301-0400
(606) 668-3736

Woodford County Clerk
103 S. Main St.
Versailles, KY 40383-1298
(859) 873-3711

Kentucky Criminal Records

Below are Kentucky's Offenses Known to Law Enforcement as reported by the FBI in the year 2010

  • Total All Classes: 0
  • Violent Crime: 0
  • Property Crime: 0
  • Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible Rape: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Larceny Theft: 0
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Other Assaults: 0
  • Forgery and Counterfeiting: 0
  • Fraud: 0
  • Embezzlement: 0
  • Stolen Property Buying Receiving Possessing: 0
  • Vandalism: 0
  • Weapons Carrying Possessing etc: 0
  • Prostitution and Commercialized Vice: 0
  • Sex Offenses Except Forcible Rape and Prostitution: 0
  • Drug Abuse Violations: 0
  • Gambling: 0
  • Offenses Against the Family and Children: 0
  • Driving Under the Influence: 0
  • Liquor Laws: 0
  • Drunkenness: 0
  • Disorderly Conduct: 0
  • Vagrancy: 0
  • All Other Offenses Except Traffic: 0
  • Suspicion: 0
  • Curfew and Loitering Law Violations: 0
  • Number of Agencies:
  • Estimated Population: