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Mental Inquest & Guardianship Department

The Mental Inquest and Guardianship Department works with individuals petitioning the court for:

Emergency or permanent guardianship of an individual who can no longer manage his or her personal care or finances.

Involuntary commitment/treatment of an adult.

Involuntary admission of a mentally handicapped person.

The department handles the intake of petitions for involuntary commitment/treatment (issuance of mental inquest warrants), new disability petitions, modification/termination of guardianship and restoration of rights. The department also processes motions/ pleadings, annual financial reports and judicial orders.

Contact Information

Mental Inquest and Guardianship Department
Office of Circuit Court Clerk
Louis D. Brandeis Hall of Justice
Room 3177
600 W. Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202
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Phone: 502-595-4053



8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.