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Office of Circuit Court Clerk
Kenton County Justice Center
230 Madison Ave.
Covington, KY 41011
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Kenton County Justice Center
230 Madison Ave.
Covington, KY 41011

Office of Circuit Court Clerk 

Circuit Court Clerk: John C. Middleton

Phone: 859-292-6521

Hours
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Bonds refunds issued until 3:30 p.m.

Payment Options: Cash, check, money order, credit and debit cards (fee applies). Checks for Circuit Court matters will be held 10 days to clear the bank. Pay online with ePay.

Parking: Public parking garage accessible from Madison. Fees apply.

Kenton County Office of Circuit Court Clerk has two official websites:

Driver's Licensing: Effective July 1, 2022, all driver’s license services have moved from the Offices of Circuit Court Clerk to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. More at drive.ky.gov.

1655 Delaware Crossing (behind Kroger)
Independence, KY 41051

1840 Simon Kenton Way (closed during pandemic)
Covington, KY 41011

Circuit & District Court Information
kentoncourtclerk.org

Requesting Older Court Records
15-35 years old: Request records from the State Records Center by submitting this form to state.records@ky.gov. Case and locator numbers must be provided; request those from the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in the county where the case was handled. For contact information, click here and scroll down to Find a Court/Circuit Court Clerk by County.

36+ years old: Request re​cords from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives here. For cases filed on or after Jan. 1, ​1978, case and locator numbers must be provided; request those from the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in the county where the case was handled. For contact information, click here and scroll down to Find a Court/Circuit Court Clerk by County.​​​​


Justice, Judges & Circuit Court Clerk

116

Kathy Lape

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Division 1

316

Kate Molloy

JudgeCircuit Court

16th Judicial Circuit
Division 3

416

Patricia M. Summe

Chief Circuit JudgeCircuit Court

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Division 4

Christopher Mehling
216

Christopher J. Mehling

JudgeFamily Court

16th Judicial Circuit
Division 2

Acena Beck
516

Acena J. Beck

JudgeFamily Court

16th Judicial Circuit
Division 5

116

Ann Ruttle

JudgeDistrict Court

16th Judicial District
Division 1

216

Kenneth L. Easterling

JudgeDistrict Court

16th Judicial District
Division 2

316

Douglas J. Grothaus

Chief District JudgeDistrict Court

16th Judicial District
Division 3

John C. Middleton

Circuit Court Clerk

Kenton County Judicial Center

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