Nelson

Nelson County Justice Center
200 Nelson County Plaza
Bardstown, KY 40004
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Office of Circuit Court Clerk

Circuit Court Clerk: Diane Thompson

Phone: 502-348-3648

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.

Payment Options: You can pay online through ePay. You can pay by drop box to the left of the Nelson County Justice Center’s front entrance (checked Monday-Friday at 8 a.m.) with a check or money order made payable to the Nelson Circuit Clerk (no cash in drop box). If you are paying for multiple cases by drop box, please indicate which case the payment is to be applied to by including a copy of citation and case number. You can pay in person at Window #4 in the Office of Circuit Court Clerk with cash, money order, check or credit/debit card (includes processing fee).

Property Bonds: Call us at 502-348-3648 and we will schedule an appointment to accept the bond. You may want to request our handout that will detail the documents you must provide prior to posting a property bond.

Restitution & Probation Fees: Payments must be made in person with cash or a credit/debit card (includes processing fee). Checks and money orders are not accepted.

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

Diane Thompson

Diane Thompson

Nelson County Judicial Center

Hours

Hours
Day Hours
Monday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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