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Jefferson County, KY Public Records

Jefferson County public records are items local agencies produce, own, utilize, and maintain. They are available for public viewing, provided no exemptions per the Open Records Act. Births and death records are accessible to eligible record seekers such as parents, spouses, legal representatives, and the person on the record. They can be sourced from the Office of Vital Statistics, which provides in-person and mail request options. Marriage and divorce records, though, are accessed from the Jefferson County Clerk’s office. Record copy charges range from $5 to $10 depending on the type and mode of request. Property records are also considered public information in Jefferson County. They may be accessed from the Property Valuation Administration, which provides a search tool for residential and commercial properties in Jefferson County.

Courts in Jefferson County

Court Records in Jefferson County, Kentucky

The general public may access Jefferson County court recordsThese are maintained by the Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk, who can be contacted from 8 am to 4.30 pm on weekdays. Alternatively, requesters may look up the Circuit Court Clerk’s search tool via the Court of Justice website. The platform allows record seekers to view cases from the circuit, family, criminal, and traffic courts. It also allows one to access court dates, legal forms and pay legal fees or fines. There are public accessibility exemptions for cases involving financial crimes, juveniles, child custody, or ongoing criminal investigations. They may only be accessed by the parties of the case. For records that are 15 years or older, requesters would have to access them from the Circuit Court Clerk’s office. The case and locator numbers are required for these records.

Court Name:
700 W Jefferson St.

Jails and Prisons in Jefferson County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Jefferson County, Kentucky

Jefferson County inmate records are accessible to all members of the public. They are maintained by the Louisville Metro Department of corrections, which also has an inmate lookup tool. By providing the inmate’s name, age, gender, the platform will show the individual, physical details, criminal charges, sentencing information, and detaining facility. The Louisville Metro Corrections department controls daily operations at the county jails, including inmate visits. Inmates may get one 20-minute visit every day. These have to be scheduled in advance at the corrections department, and visitors must adhere to jail facility regulations. That is by wearing appropriate clothing and not carrying contraband. Jefferson County has six jails and prisons, serving a population of 777,874 residents. It is ranked 101st out of 120 in jails per capita.

Jails and Prisons Name:
600 West Cedar Street

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Jefferson County

Arrest Records in Jefferson County, Kentucky

Jefferson County arrest records are files that provide information concerning apprehensions done by law enforcement agencies in the county. Both arrest and criminal records are considered public though all interested parties may not be allowed access to information on cases deemed confidential by law. That includes juvenile-related incidents, domestic violence, and ongoing criminal investigations. Louisville Metro police department is the main law enforcement agency following the merger of Jefferson County with the city of Louisville, so it is the custodian for arrest records. Eligible requesters may direct their applications to the police department, which charges $5 for accident and offense reports. Jefferson County has 32 police departments and is ranked 108th out of 120 in terms of stations per capita. The crime rate is 26.7 per 1,000 residents.

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