Fee Schedule for Land Records

New online records portal is www.kentondeeds.com.  Kenton County Online Records (KCOR) will remain active till further notice.

Recording location; 1840 Simon Kenton Way, Covington, KY 41011 or mail to Kenton County Clerk, P.O. Box 1109, Covington, KY 41011.


New formatting standards as of January 1, 2020 – KCCA RESOLUTION ON FORMATTING STANDARDS

All document filings at the Kenton County Clerk’s office that pertain to Real Estate must include a Property Identification Number (PIDN) and a Group number for the relevant properties.

Certified Copies (plus 50 cents per page, after 5 pages) $5.00

2020 FEE SCHEDULE Kenton County Clerk  1/1/2020
* Add $3.00 for every page over the first five (5) pgs    
# Add $3.00 for every page over the first thirty (30) pgs    
Add $4.00 per additional PIDN or reference
Affidavit of Conversion to Real Estate 51.00 *
Affidavit of Descent 50.00 *
Affidavit per KRS 382.297 or 382.337 46.00 *
Agreement 46.00 *
Articles and Amended Articles (Profit & Nonprofit) 46.00 *
Assignment of Mortgage 46.00 *
Assignment of Rents 50.00 *
Assignment of Vendor’s Lien 46.00 *
Assumed Name 46.00 *
Assumption Agreement 46.00 *
Attest-Release (In House) 46.00 *
Bonds- Property as Surety 63.00
Bond to Release a Mechanic Lien 60.00 *
Certificate of Delinquency Assignment 30.00
Certificate of Delinquency Re-Assignment 46.00 *
Certificate of Delinquency Release 46.00 *
Child Support Lien-In State 5.00
Child Support Lien-Out of State 46.00 *
Child Support Lien Release-In State 5.00
Child Support Lien Release-Out of State 46.00 *
Condominium Declaration/Associated Documents 50.00 *
Contract Real Estate/Land 50.00 *
Declaration of Trust 46.00 *
Deed 50.00 *
Deed of Correction 46.00 *
Deed of Restrictions 50.00 *
Easement 50.00 *
Easement Release 46.00 *
Encumbrance 46.00 *
Encumbrance Release 46.00 *
Fixture Filing 96.00 *
Fixture Continuation, Assignment, Amendment, Partial Release 46.00 *
Inheritance Tax Lien 5.00
Inheritance Tax Lien Release 5.00
Judgment Lien 46.00 *
Land Use Restrictions 50.00
Lease-Real Estate and/or Equipment 50.00 *
Limited Partnership or Partnership Agreement 46.00 *
Lis Pendens Notice 46.00 *
Lis Pendens Notice Release 46.00 *
Marital Agreement 46.00 *
Master Deed for Condominiums 50.00 *
Mechanic Lien 46.00 *
Mechanic Lien Release 46.00 *
Mortgage 80.00 #
Mortgage Modification Agreement 46.00 *
Mortgage with MERS/Assignment 126.00 #
Option Agreement-Real Estate 50.00 *
Plat 50.00
Power of Attorney 50.00 *
Release of Mortgage-Full or Partial 46.00 *
Revocation of Power of Attorney 46.00 *
Subordination Agreement 46.00 *
Tax Lien-Federal 46.00 *
Tax Lien-State 5.00
Tax Lien Release-Federal 46.00 *
Tax Lien Release-State 5.00
Will 47.00 *
Renunciation of Will 46.00 *
Disclaimer of Will 46.00 *
Filing with statutory authority for which no specific fee is set 46.00 *


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Records Data

For information on Real Estate Records Data, please visit the new online portal at www.kentondeeds.com or KCOR.  KCOR will remain available for PVA records.

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Corporate Records

All document filings at the County Clerk’s office that pertain to Real Estate must include a Property Identification Number (PIDN) and a Group number for the relevant properties.

Articles of Incorporation for Business and Non-Profit Corporations-Filing Fee $46.00

The document must be:

  • Executed by one of the offices authorized in KRS 271B.1-200(6)  and  KRS 273.252
  • Document must be filed with the Secretary of State FIRST
  • The clerk is presented one exact or conformed copy having the stamp of the Secretary of State


Assumed Names-Filing Fee $46.00

AKA (Also Know As) DBA (doing business as) or Fictitious Name Filing.


The document must have:

  • The name being assumed
  • The real name and address of the individual or entity assuming the name. A domestic general partnership must include the real name of each partner
  • The document must be filed in county where the entity is deemed a resident under provisions of  KRS355 (see  KRS 355.401 for specific requirements).
  • Assumed names may or may not have a Preparation Statement (KRS 382.335). The document must be executed per KRS 365.015 as follows:

The document must be executed as follows:

  • Individual – by the individual
  • Partnership – by at least one authorized partner
  • Limited liability partnership – by at least one partner authorized to do so by the partners
  • Limited partnership – by a general partner
  • Limited liability company – by a member or manager authorized to act for the limited liability company
  • Business trust – by the trustees
  • Corporation – by a person authorized to act for the corporation

Assumed Name Renewal-Filing Fee $46.00

Assumed names are effective for 5 years from the date of registration and can be renewed by filing a renewal certificate 6 months prior to the expiration or renewal date. The filing requirements are the same as for the original.

Assumed Name Withdrawal-Filing Fee $46.00

Assumed name withdrawals are done in a similar manner per  KRS 365.015(4),with the additional information of “date the original was filed” as a requirement.


Declaration of Trust-Filing Fee $46.00

The document must have the following:

  • The individual(s) who is establishing the trust
  • The name of the trust and/or the trustee
  • The Trustee(s)
  • Preparation Statement

The clerk shall request a return mail address.

The document may or may not be notarized.


Partnerships-Filing Fee $46.00

Partnership agreements or certificates are filed with the Secretary of State first, then with county clerk.

The document must have:

  • The stamp from the Secretary of State on it in order to be filed at the county level
  • The person presenting the partnership to the Secretary of State should present two copies–one is filed there and one stamped as having been filed
  • This copy is then recorded at the County Clerk’s office in the county where the partnership maintains an office

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Index Information

Courthouse Code – “C” Covington.

Document Type Index Start Date
1.Court Orders 05/91
2.State & Fed Tax Liens 01/87
3.UMEMP Ins.  Liens 01/87
4.Judgment Liens 01/87
5.Delinquent Tax 01/82
6.Marriage License 1874
7.UCC 05/91
8.PIDN Numbers 1994
9.Official Records Books 05/01/99

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Courthouse Code – “I” Independence.

Document Type Index Start Date
1.Miscellaneous 05/91
2. Deeds 05/91
3. Mortgages 05/91
4. Easements 05/91
5. Court Orders 05/91
6. State & Fed Tax Liens 05/91
7. Land Use Res. 05/91
8. Judgments 05/91
9. Marriage License 05/91
10. Chattels 05/91

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