Kentucky Divorce Records, Various Sources Index, 1907 - 1998

The Kentucky Divorce Records Index contains 370,747 records that date back to 1907 and continue through 1998. Although these divorce records were collected from various sources, the main source for the Kentucky Divorce Records Index is the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Office of Vital Statistics. Individuals who wish to learn more about the Kentucky Divorce Records Index should visit the Office of Vital Statistics.

Information Available in the Kentucky Divorce Records Index

The records gathered in the Kentucky Divorce Records Index usually feature the full name of each party, the date of the divorce, location of the divorce, the divorce certificate number and the record number.

About the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

If you would like to receive hard copies of divorce certificates found in the Kentucky Divorce Records Index, utilize the contact information outlined below for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Office of Vital Statistics.

Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street 1E-A
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621
502-564-4212

The Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services is responsible for the Office of Vital Statistics, which records and distributes birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates. Kentucky is an open records state, meaning that divorce certificates and other types of vital records may be requested by any individual. However, the appropriate form must be filled out and a fee remitted in order to get hard copies. Marriage and divorce certificates are filed with the Office of Vital Statistics beginning in June 1958. Earlier divorce certificates must be obtained from the circuit county clerk who issued the divorce.

The Office of Vital Statistics also holds birth and death certificates that date back to 1911. The only exceptions are for delayed birth certificates, which might have earlier birth dates, but were filed with the office after 1911. The Office of Vital Statistics accepts requests for divorce certificates and other record types in person, by mail, phone or online. Most mailed requests for records can be satisfied within seven business days, but the office requests up to 30 business days to account for difficulty locating the record or for high volume of requests. In person and online requests are the fastest options.


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