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Jefferson County, KY Public Records

District Court
600 W Jefferson St, Rm 2008
Hall of Justice
Louisville, KY 40202
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 502-595-3055
F: 502-595-4629
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $5,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Domestic Violence, Probate, Juvenile, Ordinances, Traffic
Restricted Records: No adoption, mental, juvenile, or sealed records released
The Circuit Court clerk is responsible for managing the records of both the Circuit and District courts.
Circuit Court
600 W Jefferson St, Rm 2008
Louis D Brandeis Hall of Justice
Louisville, KY 40202
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
F: 502-595-4128
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $5,000, Family, Contested Probate
Restricted Records: No adoption or sealed records released
Contact the Records Division at 1-800-928-2350. The Circuit Court clerk is responsible for managing the records of both the Circuit and District courts.

Jefferson County, KY Vital Records

Contact the Jefferson County Office of the County Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Jefferson County
County Clerk
527 W Jefferson St
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-574-5700
Recorded Documents

Jefferson County Vital Certificates

Jefferson County Vital Certificates

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Jefferson County Information

Jefferson County, Kentucky was founded in 1780. Louisville-Jefferson County Metro is its county seat. It is by far the most populous county in the state. Horse breeding and racing are part of the heart and soul of Jefferson County. The Kentucky Derby, the oldest annual horse race in the United States, is held in Louisville at Churchill Downs. The opening festivities for the race are a draw for tourists from all over the world. The fireworks display, "Thunder Over Louisville," is billed as the largest display of its kind in the world.

Horses aren't the only sports in Jefferson County. The area has a fine AAA minor-league baseball team, The Louisville Bats, which is the affiliate for the Cincinnati Reds. The Louisville Slugger Museum is a great way to revisit the early years of the all-American game, but it is also a working factory where all of the official major league baseball bats have been made since 1884. The county also has its fair share of traditional museums, with exhibits that showcase both famous artists and local talent.

There are endless options for a night on the town. The area has many dance clubs and comedy clubs for the more conservative visitor; but if you're a risk-taker, give one of the local mystery theaters a try, or belt out your favorite tune in a karaoke bar. Accommodations in the area are plentiful—four-star hotels, a cross-section of well-known motel chains, and some really quaint bed and breakfasts are available year-round. There are hundreds of elegant restaurants in the county with a full array of ethnic meal choices—whether you're looking for gourmet dining, or down-home country food, you won't have to look far. And if you're looking for down-home Southern hospitality, look no further than Jefferson County.

Jefferson County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 385.09 sq mi
Population (2009): 721,594
  • Females: 51.9%
  • White: 75.8%
  • Black/African American: 20.4%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 72.8%
Population Change (2000-2009): 27,987
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 3.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.5%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 81.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 24.8%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.37
Housing Units (2000): 305,835
Homeownership Rate (2000): 64.9%
Migration Flow to Jefferson County, KY from (2007-2008):

Jefferson County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $27,478,754
  • Construction: $1,397,532
  • Retail Trade: $1,454,730
  • Professional and Technical Services: $2,231,035
  • Healthcare: $3,440,338
  • Banking: $2,635,596
  • Retail Trade: $1,454,730
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $784,501
  • Manufacturing: $4,072,908
  • Farms: $3,787
  • Government: $3,022,417
Employed (2000): 334,938
Unemployed (2000): 17,794
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.3%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $41,626
Local Government Employment (2007): 26,043
Local Government Revenue (2007): $1,802,234 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $4,774,527 (thou. dol.)

Jefferson County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 10,633
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.9
Deaths (2007): 6,995
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 56
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.3

Jefferson County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 4,614
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 73
  • Forcible rape: 232
  • Robbery: 1,944
  • Aggravated Assault: 2,365
Property Crimes (2008): 32,427
  • Burglary: 7,940
  • Larceny-Theft: 21,600
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 2,887

Jefferson County Genealogy Records