Montgomery County Courthouse
One Court St. P.O. Box 327
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
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Circuit Court Motion Days

Division 1
Domestic: First Friday, 9 a.m.
Civil: Fourth Friday, 9 a.m.
Criminal: Fourth Friday, 1 p.m.

Division 2
Domestic: Third Friday, 9 a.m.
Civil & Grand Jury: Second Friday, 9 a.m.
Criminal: Second Friday, 1 p.m.

Motions must be filed one week before motion day and include defendant and judge on certificate of service. Motion to dismiss/summary are not noticed for date certain but a reply to motion is required within 20 days from date on certificate, then submitted to the judge.

Montogmery has ELP program. Rules available upon request and are located in CR 88, 89 & 90.

Standard visitation schedule available upon request.

District Court
Civil Motion Days: Monday & Thursday, 9 a.m.
Traffic: Monday & Thursday, 9 a.m.
Misdemeanor/Felony Arraignments: Monday & Thursday, 9:30 a.m.
Juvenile: Wednesday, 9 a.m.
Domestic Violence: Monday, 1:30 p.m.
Small Claims: First Friday, 9 a.m.

Circuit Court Clerk: Tanya P. Terry

Phone: 859-498-5966

Payment options: Cash, money order, check (check will be held 10 days to clear bank), credit and debit cards (fee applies). Pay online with ePay.

Driver's Licensing Notice: The location of your driver’s license services may have changed. Those services are transitioning from all 120 Offices of Circuit Court Clerk to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s regional offices by June 30, 2022. To learn what to do in your county, please visit our Driver’s Licensing page.

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.​

Justice, Judges & Circuit Court Clerk

Tanya Terry

Tanya Terry

Montgomery 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.-5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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