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Forcible Entry/Detainers (Evictions) Division

The Forcible Detainer Division of District Court provides legal forms necessary to file a Forcible Detainer (Landlord-Tenant law) complaint.

Notice: Written notice should be given to the tenant prior to filing.
Please see KRS 383.660-383.695

If Notice is given in the form of a:

  • Seven (7) day notice: can file on the 8th day.
  • Fourteen (14) day notice: can file on the 15th day.
  • Thirty (30) day notice: can file on the 31st day.

Warrant for Possession: A Warrant for Possession may be requested by calling the District Court Civil Division clerk at 859-246-4150​ between the 8th and 30th day after your Forcible Detainer Judgment is entered. You will need the following information to call this in.

  • Court date in which you received your Judgment of Eviction.
  • Case number.
  • Defendant’s name.
  • Defendant’s address.

You must also call the sheriff or constable of your choice to schedule an appointment for them to be present as the property is removed.

Pursuant to local court policy, a Warrant of Possession may not issued beyond 30 days following entry of your Forcible Detainer Judgment without motioning the court and providing proper notice to the defendant.


Parking is available for both court houses in the parking structure behind the District Courthouse. Entrance to the garage is located on Barr Street. There is an underground.

Holidays and Closings

Offices are closed on all state holidays.


150 N. Limestone Street
Suite D-112, First Floor
Lexington, Kentucky 40507



Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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