Nicholas County Courthouse
125 E. Main St. P.O. Box 109
Carlisle, KY 40311
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Circuit Court Clerk: Sandye Watkins

Phone: 859-289-2336
Fax: 859-289-6141

Payment options: Cash, check with ID, money order. 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.​

Parking: Around building with two-hour limit. Designated parking for those with disability parking permit.

Accessibility: Ramp at back of building for main floor.

Justice, Judges & Circuit Court Clerk

Sandye Watkins

Sandye Watkins

Nicholas County Judicial Center


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

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