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Circuit Clerk

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Christie Edwards
130 Court Street
Courthouse Annex
Versailles, KY  40383

(859) 873-3711 - Office

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday, 8:00am - 5:30pm


COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:

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

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT AND SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCES.
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:  

All in-person Driver's License and ID services for Woodford County residents are now handled by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at any Driver Licensing Regional Offices. Office locations, scheduling and more information can be found at drive.ky.gov   

The Office of the Circuit Court Clerk will temporarily continue to process card renewal or replacement requests submitted remotely by standard-issue cardholders whose credential expires on or before June 30, 2021. Learn more at https://kycourts.gov/COVID-19/Pages/Drivers-License-Services.aspx


 

PLEASE CALL THE CIRCUIT CLERK'S OFFICE AT FOR ANY QUESTIONS

OFFICE HOURS:  MONDAY – FRIDAY 8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM


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 

All in-person Driver's License and ID services for Woodford County residents are now handled by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at any Driver Licensing Regional Offices. Office locations, scheduling and more information can be found at drive.ky.gov   

The Office of the Circuit Court Clerk will temporarily continue to process card renewal or replacement requests submitted remotely by standard-issue cardholders whose credential expires on or before June 30, 2021. Learn more at https://kycourts.gov/COVID-19/Pages/Drivers-License-Services.aspx

District Court 

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 

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.

​See Also...

Kentucky Court System