COVID-19- USING THE KENTON COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE

ACCESS TO KENTON COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE WITH CONCERN OVER COVID-19

With the closure of the County Government Building at 1840 Simon Kenton Way, Covington due to the COVID-19, the Kenton County Clerk’s Office would like to offer the public other options to access the office.

There are many links to services at the clerk’s office at www.kentoncountykyclerk.com

ELECTIONS AND VOTER REGISTRATION:

INFORMATION FOR JUNE 23, 2020 PRIMARY

The State Board of Elections portal is available at www.govoteky.com.  Voters can also call the voter registration office at 859-392-1620.

On the Kenton County primary ballot there are no non-partisan races.  The ballot only has democratic and republican races on it.

DEADLINE TO CHANGE PARTY AFFILATION WAS 12/31/2019

To check your party affiliation please use this link: https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/VIC/

If you changed your party affiliation after 12/31/2019, you can’t voter in the primary.  The State Board of Elections is sending a letter to all voters who changed their party affiliation after the deadline.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR ELECTION IS MONDAY, MAY 26, 2020 

To check your registration status please use this link: https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/VIC/

If you need to register to voter please use this link:  www.elect.ky.gov

DEADLINE FOR FILING FOR CITY COUNCIL, CITY COMMISSION, SCHOOL BOARDS AND CONSERVATION DISTRICT IS TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2020 AT 4 P.M.

If you want to file to be a candidate you can find information and fillable forms at https://kentoncountykyclerk.com/home/candidatessample-ballots/ or at www.elect.ky.gov

Candidates for City Council, City Commission, School Boards and Conservation District file their nominating petitions and filing fees with the County Clerk’s Office.  A new requirement this year is that all candidates must create an account with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance at www.kref.ky.gov.   Once this account is set up, the candidates need to send a copy of the KREF001 form with the County Clerk

RENEWING FOR CAR TAGS:

OPTION 1: If you are paying by check or cash, please mail- in your renewal to:  Kenton County Clerk,  P.O. Box 1109,  Covington, KY 41011

Mail-in renewals should include the prior year registration receipt, proof of insurance which has an effective date within the last 45 days, phone number, and payment.

 OPTION 2: If you are paying by check you can put your renewal in the drop off box located near the front doors of 1840 Simon Kenton Way, Covington, KY.

Drop off renewals should include the prior year registration receipt, proof of insurance which has an effective date within the last 45 days, phone number, and payment. If you do leave a cash payment, it must be for the exact amount.  We caution leaving cash in the drop box.

 OPTION 3: Use the online renewal at www.drive.ky.gov.  You will need a credit card to process this payment.

OPTION 4: Call 859-392-1602.  You will need a credit card to process this payment

HANDICAP PLACARD: For new placards or renewal of placards, you must have the signed and notarized Handicap Placard form.  You can either mail the form or put it in the drop off box located near the front doors of 1840 Simon Kenton Way, Covington, KY.

TRANSFER OF A CAR:

IN-STATE PURCHASE OF A CAR: In-state individual to individual car transfers can be accomplished by calling the Auto Department at 859-392-1652 so a deputy clerk can review the paperwork and give instructions on how to deliver the transfer paperwork to the office for processing.  The Deputy Clerk may need to contact you by some form of video conferencing if they need to review the paperwork.

OUT OF STATE PURCHASE OF A CAR: Individuals that purchased a vehicle from out of state will first need to have an inspection.  Make appointment by calling the Kenton County Sheriff’s office at 859-392-1800.Once the inspection is complete then contact the Auto Department at 859-392-1652 so a deputy clerk can review the paperwork and give instructions on how to deliver the transfer paperwork to the office for processing.

REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT

Permanent Records, Real Estate: Documents needing to be record may be submitted by mail to:  Kenton County Clerk,  P.O. Box 1109, Covington, KY 41011

 Or it can be put in the drop off box located near the front doors of 1840 Simon Kenton Way, Covington, KY.

Record Room:  The record room at the Covington location is closed.   To access records online use www.kentondeeds.com for records from 1991forward.  For PVA data please go to http://kcor.org.

NOTARY PUBLIC

As of January 1, 2020, all notary publics must have a $1,000 insurance bond. Once you have the bond you can send the bond and a check for $19.00 to the Kenton County Clerk’s office. You can mail it to Kenton County Clerk, P.O. Box 1109, Covington, KY 41011 or put in the drop off box located near the front doors of 1840 Simon Kenton Way, Covington, KY.

Please include an e-mail address and phone number so the County Clerk can contact you to finalize the notary.

MARRIAGE LICENSE: Marriage license can be requested online at kentondeeds.com/marriageform/

Please make sure that there is a phone number so the County Clerk can call you to set up an appointment for finalizing the marriage license.  If you have any questions please call (859) 392-1650.  The marraige license is $50.00 check made payable to the Kenton County Clerk’s office. You can mail it to Kenton County Clerk, P.O. Box 1109, Covington, KY 41011 or put in the drop off box located near the front doors of 1840 Simon Kenton Way, Covington, KY.

Copies of Marriage License: If you need a copy or certified copy of a marriage license, please send your request to the address listed above.  If you need a certified copy then please include a $5.00 check or money order to process this request.  You can also request a certified copy over the phone. You will need a credit card for this process.

Delinquent Taxes:  Customers who need to pay any tax bill that is owed prior to 2019 can call 859-392-1650 and pay them over the phone with use of a credit card.

 

 

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