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Partial Closure of Government Buildings

Woodford County Government remains open for business, serving Woodford County citizens. Beginning March 24th all Woodford County Government Offices will be closed to in-person services, with limited exceptions. All agencies and departments are open, transacting business via phone, email, fax, or through the SHERIFF'S DROP BOX.

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

  • Closed to the public
  • There is a Drop Box located on the front/exterior of the Annex Building for any filings or payments. 
  • If you have any questions or need to pay a fine, please call (859)873-3711

  • Open regular hours but adhering to CDC social distancing guidelines

Versailles-Woodford County Parks and Recreation

  • Falling Springs Center is closed and will not re-open until state and local authorities indicate it is safe to do so.

  •  Playgrounds and basketball courts in all parks are closed until further notice

  • The County Park dog park, tennis courts and all park pavilions at county park and big spring park are closed due to large numbers of people gathering in these areas

Woodford County Public Library

  • Closed to the Public. Patrons may continue to hold all materials that are due back during this time period until the Library reopens.
  • Curb side pick-up available starting May 18th 
    • 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
  • Closed to the public
  • New Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • You can drop off the necessary documents in the Sheriff's dropbox rather than making a trip inside the courthouse. Place 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. When these are collected that day, they will be processed and your renewed registration(s) will be mailed back to you;

  • Unless your registration has expired, we can process your renewals over the phone by taking a credit card payment over the phone;

  • Go to, look for the tab that says "Renew Vehicle Registration Online" enter your Plate# and credit card number, and you have just renewed online. . . if your registration has not expired;

  •  Of course, you can always mail your unexpired registration(s) to the office address that is listed on your courtesy renewal card that you received from the Department of Transportation.

  • Essential Operational Procedures for MVL Motor Vehicle:  All vehicle registrations are being received for renewal by online/web renewal at, payments taken over the phone by use of credit card, or deposited in the drop box at the Sheriff's office or at Midway City Hall.  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. 
  • 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 859-873-342
  • New Office Hours:  Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • There will be no issuance of Marriage Licenses until further notice.

  • PVA will be closed to the public with limited exceptions. They will be available by phone: (859)873-4101, email: and fax: (859)873-7874
  • Tax Roll Inspection has been delayed to July 6-20
  • Tangible Property tax returns are now due July 15th
  • As of March 18th Versailles City Hall will be closed to in-person visitis. 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 beginning Tuesday, March 24th. The April 23 performance of Virgil Covington as William Wells Brown has been postponed until Thursday, October 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church.
  • 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 

  • The Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning Commission is temporarily not accepting filings that require Public Hearings for Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Board of Architectural Review, or Agricultural Review BoardHowever, effective June 1, 2020 we will accept Minor and Major Plats, Minor and Major Development Plans, and Construction Plans as they do not require Public Hearings.  This is  in order to continue efforts to protect the health and safety of the Woodford County Planning Commission staff and their customers.  The Planning Commision meetings will be conducted via Zoom. 

           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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