District Civil/Probate

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

Welcome to Kenton County District Civil/Probate Court.  District civil includes: civil cases up to $5,000.00, small claims (click here), and evictions (click here).  Probate court includes: estates, guardianships of minors (click here) and name changes (click here). For information on Probate (click here).  Confidential cases include involuntary hospitalization (click here), guardianship/disability of adults (click here) and Casey’s Law (involuntary alcohol/drug treatment)(click here).

For a District Civil schedule click here.

Services include:

  • Processing complaints, petitions and case filings
  • Collecting filing fees and court costs
  • Scheduling and/or confirming hearing dates, times and court rooms (if permitted)
  • Fulfilling copy requests (files and audio/video)

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);

***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.