How to Obtain Divorce Certificates in Kentucky?
After you have been divorced, there are times when you need to verify your name change, marital status or identity. You can do this with a copy of your divorce certificate. To obtain one in the state of Kentucky, you must follow the procedure below.
The Kentucky Vital Statistics office keeps a record of all divorce certificates from June of 1958 until present. If you require one from earlier than June of 1958, you will need to contact the courthouse where your divorce was granted.
The vital statistics office offers you four ways to obtain a certified copy of your divorce certificate: by mail, by phone, online or in person. Regardless of how you apply for a copy, you will need the following information:
- Full names of both parties (including maiden names).
- Month, date and year that the divorce took place.
- The county where the divorce was granted.
- Name and address where the certificate should be mailed.
- Your name, address, and phone number.
- How many copies you require.
- Legible photocopy of your valid ID.
You may visit the office at the address below after filling out an application anytime M-F from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Office of Vital Statistics:
275 E. Main St. 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621
You may also mail in your application with the appropriate paperwork and fees paid in check or money order to the address above.
You may also use the online system at Kentucky Department For Public Health website and order a copy online to be mailed to you.
You can also call (800) 241-8322 to order a copy of your divorce record and pay by credit card.
There is a $6 fee for each copy. There may be additional fees for expedited service, and the fees are non-refundable.
You can also use an online service like VitalChek to order your copy and request it to be mailed to you. They offer expedited service too, and you can pay via credit card.