Category: FAQ

  • • SUBSTANCE USE HELPLINE

    If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, Kenton County has established a helpline to assist you.  You may find the link  here.

  • • MAKE A PAYMENT

    Per the law (KRS 189.999) if you were cited while under the age of 18 for any traffic violation, you are required to attend court with a parent or guardian. No proof or payment can be accepted by our office prior to your court date. Acceptable payment methods include: cash; money order; personal check (with…

  • • EXPUNGEMENTS

    An expungement is the process of removing a charge or charges from an individual’s official state performed background checks. Please read carefully. State law requires a certificate of eligibility be included with a petition for expungement of criminal conviction. Individuals who wish to have their criminal conviction records (charges/cases) expunged must complete the expungement certification…

  • • CASE IDENTIFICATION CODES

    These codes are used by the Administrative Offices of the Courts to identify the type of case filing: CR    Circuit Criminal CI     Circuit Civil Over $5,000 XX   District Court Appeals to Circuit Court AD    Adoptions C     District Civil $5,000 or less S    Small Claims $2,5000 or less…

  • • JUSTICE CENTER DIRECTORY

    1st Floor –  Sheriff’s Department, Courtroom 1A, Courtroom 1B, Meridian (maintenance), Attorney Conference Room 2nd Floor – Pre-Trial Services- Bond Decision 859-292-6518 , Court Designated Worker 859-292-6421, smoking lounge (vending machines), Law Library, Drug Court testing 3rd Floor – Circuit Clerk’s Office 4th Floor – Courtroom 4A- Judge Douglas Grothaus, Courtroom 4B- Judge Ann Ruttle, Chambers of District Judges- Douglas…

  • • NEED LEGAL HELP WITH MY CASE

    Although our office strives to provide you with exceptional customer service, we are strictly prohibited from providing legal advice. This includes instruction for form completion. The following guidelines explain what we can and cannot do for you. WE CANNOT Provide legal advice or tell you whether you should bring your case to court. Tell you…

  • • E-FILING/E-COURTS

    We are always striving to stay on the forefront of technology to make it work for you.  Kenton County has been a leader in this effort, serving as a pilot county for a number of the Court of Justice technological innovations. EFiling is currently only available for attorneys.  Click the Court of Justice website for…

  • • JURY DUTY

    Our system of justice is only possible due to the dedication of its citizens.  It is an honor that you have given up your time to serve as a juror in Kenton County.  The office of Circuit Clerk will do everything possible to make your experience positive. You may serve as a juror in either…

  • • CHECK A COURT DATE / COURT DOCKETS

    The Administrative Offices of the Courts (AOC) provides a link to court dockets: Click here for Court Dockets. * Please note: The Kenton Circuit Clerk and the AOC disclaim any warranties as to the validity of the information obtained from this site. The recipient is solely responsible for verifying information received from this site through the…

  • • HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS/LINKS

    The following is a list of phone numbers of our justice partners.  Please note that these numbers are subject to change: Kenton County Detention Center (Jail) 859-363-2430 Kenton County Jail Kenton County Public Defenders Office 1-833-385-6054 Northern Kentucky Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service 859-781-1525  www.nkybar.com Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (civil legal assistance) 859-431-8200 Legal Aid of…

  • • TRAFFIC SCHOOL

    To determine if your charge will result in points on your driver’s license please click the Ky Dept of Transportation site here.  There are a couple of options to avoid having points assessed on your driver’s license: COUNTY ATTORNEY TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM (CATS): A program offered by the County Attorney that by completing, your charge will be…

  • • PROTECTIVE ORDERS (EPO/IPO)

    Emergency Protective Orders/Domestic Violence (This information provided by Kenton County Attorney, Stacy Tapke 1/1/16) Kentucky law allows the Court to issue domestic violence and interpersonal protective order proceedings to allow victims of domestic violence, dating violence and abuse, stalking, and sex abuse to obtain protection against further wrongful conduct through court protective orders and to…

  • • LICENSING

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has taken over all Driver’s License functions, pursuant to statute.  They are now issuing licenses and ID’s (including the Real ID license) at both of our former locations in Covington and Independence.  The Circuit Clerk’s office no longer has control over these offices.   For information on drivers licenses, permits, commercial drivers…

  • • LEGAL ADVICE DISCLAIMER

    Although our office strives to provide you with exceptional customer service, we are strictly prohibited from providing legal advice. This includes instruction for form completion. The following guidelines explain what we can and cannot do for you. WE CANNOT Provide legal advice or tell you whether you should bring your case to court. Tell you…