Circuit Civil/Criminal

Kenton Circuit Civil/Criminal Court
230 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor
Covington, Kentucky 41011
PHONE: (859) 292-6523
FAX: (859) 292-6611

Welcome to Kenton Circuit Court. Circuit civil includes cases involving more than $5,000.00, land dispute title cases and contested probate cases- click here.  Circuit criminal includes capital offenses and felonies- click here.  

Services include:

  • Processing lawsuits, pleadings, and motions. For information on Civil Motion Hours click here.
  • Posting and refunding of bonds click here
  • Collecting filings fees, court costs, restitution and supervision fees
  • Processing expungements (click here).
  • Confirming court dates, time and room (if permitted)
  • Processing appeals
  • Fulfilling copy request (files and audio/video)- click here for copies. click here for video requests.

Special tips:

  • Have proper photo identification
  • Sign AOC forms when in the presence of a deputy clerk (unless previously notarized by outside notary)
  • Payment can be made by cash, checks made payable to John C. Middleton, Kenton Circuit Clerk (with proper identification) or debit/credit card (with proper identification/ additional processing fee to card processor applies)
  • Supply case number if possible

***Reminder – Our office is prohibited from providing legal advice. You may contact the Northern Kentucky Bar Association (Lawyer Referral Service) @ (859781-1525 or for Civil Cases Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (Civil Legal Assistance) @ (859) 431-8200, or for Criminal Cases the Public Defender’s Office 1-833-385-6054 or contact a private attorney.  There is also a FREE Legal Help Center on the 2nd floor of the Justice Center on Wednesdays from 11 am until 2 pm.