Breathitt County Justice Center
1131 Main St.
Jackson, KY 41339
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Office of Circuit Court Clerk

Circuit Court Clerk: James E. Turner

Phone: 606-666-5768
Fax: 606-666-4893

Payment Options: Cash, check, money order. Attorney check for new case filing. Cash from out-of-county residents for fines and costs. Pay online with ePay.

Driver's Licensing: Effective April 26, 2021, Breathitt County residents will be able to obtain all in-person driver's license, REAL ID and ID services through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at any of its Driver Licensing Regional Offices. Find office locations, scheduling and more information at

The Breathitt County Office of Circuit Court Clerk will no longer offer driver's license services as of April 26, 2021, with one exception. The Office of Circuit Court Clerk will temporarily continue to process card renewal and replacement requests submitted remotely by standard-issue cardholders whose credential expires on or before June 30, 2021.

The Kentucky State Police will continue to provide all written and road testing. Appointments for testing must be scheduled online. Find testing locations, scheduling and more information here.

Requesting Older Court Records: The State Records Center stores court records 15-35 years old. Submit this records request form to or call 502-564-3617. The case and locator numbers must be provided as these records cannot be searched only by name and/or SS#. You can request the case and locator numbers from the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in the county where the case was handled. The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives stores court records 36+ years old. To request court records from the KDLA, email or call 502-564-1787.​

Parking: Designated parking for those with disability parking permit. Ramp in parking lot.

Justice, Judges & Circuit Court Clerk

James Turner

James E. Turner

Breathitt County Judicial Center


Day Hours
Monday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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