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Office of Circuit Court Clerk
Circuit Court Clerk: Diane Thompson
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
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 #1 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: Cash payments must be made in person. Credit/debit card payments (includes processing fee) can be made in person or online with ePay. Checks and money orders are not accepted.
Probation Fees: Cash and credit/debit payments (cards include processing fee) must be made in person. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 records 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.