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Partial Closure of Government Buildings

Woodford County Government remains open for business, serving Woodford County citizens. All Woodford County Government Offices will be open to in-person services by appointment only. 

The Woodford County Courthouse will use the SHERIFF'S DROP-BOX to conduct public business. Please place your documents in an envelope with the name of the person/department on it. Please make sure your contact information is included in case of question. Documents will be processed and returned to the citizens.


Government Services Information

Current Services Offered in the Circuit Clerk's Office until further notice:

The office is closed to in-service walk-ins at this time.   However, you may schedule an appointment, send in filings by mail, e-Filing or using the drop box provided outside of the Courthouse Annex Building.  For payments of fines or restitutions you may mail in, use drop box or call our office to make a payment over the phone. (859-873-3711)

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm  (859-873-3711)

COURT ATTENDANCE:  If you have a scheduled Court appearance, please call the office at 859-873-3711 for instructions.  You will be required to attend in person, unless other telephonic/video arrangements have been made.  If you are required to attend, social distancing and wearing of masks will be required.

DRIVER’S LICENSE:  Limited Services for DL are available at this time.
Individuals with a Driver's License, Permit or ID card that expired or was lost between March 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021 and wish to obtain a renewal or reissuance must apply through a remote application process.  You may pick up a form outside of our building during office hours, or you may go to the website: .  There you will scroll down the page until you locate the Driver's License information and you will see form TC94-192.   You may send in your completed form by first class mail or use the drop box located on the front of the Courthouse Annex Building.  Options of payment are listed on the form. There will be a small processing fee when paying by debit/credit card.  It will take five to seven days to receive your credential by mail once your application has been processed.

Individuals with a with a DL, Permit or ID card expired or lost before March 1st, 2020, you must apply by making an in-person appointment with the Clerk's Office  (859-873-3711).

Those changing an address within county, transferring from another county or state will need to call the Clerk’s Office for an appointment (859-873-3711). 

If you would like to obtain the Real ID for travel purposes, you will need to schedule an appointment with the Department of Transportation Regional Office located in Frankfort or Lexington.  Remember to check the listing of documents required to take with you on their website.

(Please read the full instructions.)
Permit Testing has resumed with Kentucky State Police for Woodford County residents only.
*First, you will need to call the Circuit Clerk’s Office (859-873-3711) to schedule an appointment to process your application for testing.
*Second, you will need to go on-line to schedule an appointment with KSP for the actual testing.   Link to schedule your test is:  Click on Drivers Testing Services and scroll down to the yellow bar “Written Testing” then select Woodford County.  (Testing will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week at the Regional Driver Licensing Office located at 200 Mero Street, Frankfort, Ky.)
*Thirdly, upon passing your written test, you will need to schedule another appointment with the Circuit Clerk (859-873-3711) for issuance of your permit.

*You will need to schedule your appointment from our online scheduling tool found at the following link:  Click on Drivers Testing Services and scroll down to the orange bar “Road Testing” then select Woodford County. 
*Road Testing will be given each Tuesday. KSP will update available dates in two week sessions.
*Please remember to bring your required documents with you. 
*Location of testing site:   Parking Lot behind First Baptist Church and Citizens Commerce Bank. Corner of Baker and HT Keeton Streets, Versailles.



Open to the public June 1st with appointments only

  • New Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Vehicle registration renewals will continue to be processed on a daily basis.  The following are all options for you to renew your vehicle registration(s):

    • Dropping off your unexpired vehicle registration(s), proof of insurance, and check made payable to the Woodford County Clerk inside an envelope that is addressed to the Woodford County Clerk in the Sheriff's black drop-box outside of the Sheriff's office at the courthouse or at Midway City Hall.   All registration requests are collected from Midway City Hall and the courthouse drop-box, processed, and mailed back to you that day.  Please write your phone number and email address on the outside of your envelope in case we need to reach you;
    • We can process your vehicle renewals over the phone by taking a credit card payment;
    • Renewing online by using  Enter your vehicle title number, license plate number, and credit card number. Vehicles that cannot be renewed online are:   Vehicles with expired registrations, leased vehicles, vehicles without current insurance, or vehicles that are owned by someone who has overdue property taxes on ANY vehicle; and
    • Of course, you can always mail your unexpired registration(s) to the office address:  103 South Main Street, Room 120, Versailles, KY 40383.

    • Boat registrations cannot be renewed online; however, registrations can be renewed over the phone or by dropping off your registration and check in either drop-box.
    • Vehicle transfers will be taken by appointment only during this controlled opening period of time. 
    • Notary applications can be processed online by following this link:
    • Voter registrations can be completed on the following link:
    • Land Records - the vault can be accessed by making an appointment with Darra or Rose at 859-873-3421
    • Marriage Licenses will be issued with appointments only until further notice.

  • Open regular hours but adhering to CDC social distancing guidelines

Versailles-Woodford County Parks and Recreation

  • All up to date information for reopening is located on their website which you can visit by clicking here

Woodford County Public Library

  • Curbside pick-up ONLY 
    • Versailles Branch: Mon.-Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat. 1-5 pm
    • Midway Branch: Mon. Wed. Fri. 9 am -1 pm, Tues. Thur. 2-6 pm, Sat. 1-5 pm  

Woodford County Detention Center

  • Woodford County Detention Center has suspended all visitor access and Class D community service programs until further notice.
  • The lobby at the Detention Center is closed to the public.  If you need assistance, contact the Detention Center at 859-873-3196.
  • The Detention Center continues to make masks for the community. If you are in need of a mask, please contact the Woodford County Detention Center.  Donations of material and/or elastic are always welcome. 
  • The Woodford County Senior Center is closed to all community programs.
  • Closed to the public until further notice
  • Staff and agents are still working and can take soil samples, plant samples, camp applications, etc. through a filing cabinet we have placed at the front door of the building.
  • If dropping off payment for a program/class, please drive to the back of the building to drop it in the black drop box attached to the side of the building.
  • Click here to see the press release
  • PVA will is open by appointment only. They will be available by phone: (859)873-4101, email: and fax: (859)873-7874
  • Closed to in-person visits. Bills can be paid in the deposit boxes in the rear of the building which will be emptied hourly during normal business hours. If you need to speak to anyone inside the building please call (859)873-5436 and follow the prompts. 
  • If you need to sign up or cancel water services, please call (859)873-5436 and select option 2. Mayor Traugott may be reached directly at (859)806-7743 
  • Midway City Hall is closed to the public.  Citizens may call 859-846-4413 for assistance. 
  • At the Jack Jouett House Historic Site, the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers and guests is our highest priority. The Jack Jouett House will be closed until further notice beginning Tuesday, March 24th. 
  • The filing deadline for the 2019 Woodford County Net Profit Licenses Fee Return deadline and payment deadline have both been extended to July 15, 2020. All other filing deadlines remain the same. If you have questions, please call (859)873-5701or email 

  • Effective immediately, the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning Commission Office is now accepting Minor and Major Plats, Minor and Major Development Plans, and Construction Plans.  This is  in order to continue efforts to protect the health and safety of the Woodford County Planning Commission staff and their customers.  This limited status will remain in effect until Woodford County Executive Order 2020-02 is terminated.
    This will remain in effect until Woodford County Executive Order 2020-02 is terminated. (This does NOT include building or electrical permitting).


For additional assistance please feel free to contact the respective agencies at the following phone numbers:

• Judge/Executive's Office 859-873-4139
• County Clerk's Office 859-873-3421
• PVA's Office 859-873-4101
• Sheriff's Office 859-873-3119
• County Attorney's Office 859-873-5001
• Road Department 859-873-4231
• Emergency Management 859-873-3170
• Circuit Clerks/Driver's Lic. 859-873-3711
• Detention Center 859-873-3196
• County Treasurer/ Tax Administrator 859-873-5701
• Coroner's Office 859-879-9530
• Ambulance 859-873-8161
• Animal Control 859-879-0598
• Planning and Zoning 859-873-8611
• Recycle/Solid Waste 859-873-0660
• Senior Citizens Center 859-873-7290

Woodford County Health Department is the lead organization guiding our COVID-19 activities.

229 N. Main St.
Versailles, KY 40383

State of Emergency 3-12-2020.pdf

Community Guidance 03-11-2020

Coronavirus Press Release 03-05-2020.pdf

 COVID 19 Press Release EMS.pdf

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