Sarah W. Littrell
130 Court Street
Versailles, KY 40383
(859) 873-3711 - Office
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
THE WOODFORD COUNTY ANNEX BUILDING IS OPEN TO IN-PERSON WALK IN SERVICES. (COVID RESTRICTIONS ARE POSTED AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING.)
COURT ATTENDANCE: If you have a scheduled Court appearance, please call the office at 859-873-3711 for instructions.
PLEASE CALL THE CIRCUIT CLERK'S OFFICE AT (859)873-3711 WITH ANY QUESTIONS.
Functions of the Office
Circuit Court Clerks are elected officials of the court and are responsible for the custody, control, and safe storage of court records for both Circuit and District Court. Among the duties of the clerks and their deputy clerks are the receipt of lawsuits and papers for the courts, being present during trials, receiving fines, issuing drivers' licenses, scheduling juries, handling bond money and operating the tape recording equipment which records District Court proceedings.
Drivers' License Issuance
UPDATED DRIVER’S LICENSE INFORMATION
Driver’s License services for Woodford County Residents are now transferred from the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Effective March 22, 2021, Woodford County residents will request, renew or replace their Kentucky driver’s license, permit or ID card at any Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Driver Licensing Regional Office. Find office locations, scheduling and more information at: www.drive.ky.gov
Online renewal for driver’s licenses and motorcycle licenses only is now available for most renewals (those with no changes to the current license). www.drive.ky.gov
Testing (written and road testing) will continue to be provided by the Kentucky State Police at the Regional Office located in Lexington. Appointments for testing must be scheduled online. Find testing location for Woodford County residents, scheduling and more information at: www.kentuckystatepolice.org
Often called, "the people's court" the district court has limited jurisdiction - hearing only certain types of cases. Ninety percent of all Kentuckians who come in contact with the judicial system will appear in District Court. Juvenile matters, city and county ordinances, misdemeanors, traffic offenses, probate of wills, felony preliminaries and civil cases (with amounts of $5,000 or less) are all heard in District Court. Guardianship and conservatorship for disabled persons are in District Court as well as voluntary or involuntary mental commitments and cases relating to domestic violence and abuse are heard in District Court.
Small Claims Court
There is also a small claims division of District Court to informally handle matters with a value of $2,500 or less. In small claims, a lawyer is not necessary. A citizen can bring his or her own case before the judge at a minimum cost.
Circuit Court is the court of general jurisdiction that hears civil matters involving more than $5,000, capital offenses and felonies, land dispute title cases and contested probate cases. Circuit Court has the power to issue injunctions, writs of prohibition and writs of mandamus and to hear appeals from District Court and administrative agencies.
As a division of Circuit Court with general jurisdiction, the family court division of Circuit Court further retains primary jurisdiction in cases involving dissolution of marriage; child custody; visitation; maintenance and support; equitable distribution of property in dissolution cases; adoption; and, termination of parental rights. In addition to general jurisdiction of Circuit Court, the family court division of Circuit Court, concurrent with the District Court, has jurisdiction over proceedings involving domestic violence and abuse; the Uniform Act on Paternity and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; dependency, neglect, and abuse; and, juvenile status offenses.