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Posted on: November 22, 2016

New County Offices Opening Soon

County Administration Building

Over the past several months, the Kenton County team has been working hard to ensure a smooth transition. With this in mind, the move is planned to take place on weekends as to minimize interruption of public services. Follow the County’s social media channels for updates about the move and what you should expect.

Which offices and services will be consolidated into the new building?

  • • Kenton County Fiscal Court
    • Administration
    • Treasury & Occupational License
    • Homeland Security & Emergency Management
    • Information Technology
  • Kenton County Clerk
    • Automobile Tag Renewal & Transfers
    • Marriage License
    • Voter Registration
    • Vital Records and Genealogy Information
  • Kenton County Sheriff’s Office
    • Concealed Carry (CCDW)
    • Vehicle Inspection
    • Tax Collection
  • Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • Circuit Court Clerk
    • Driver’s License
  • Property Valuation Administrator
    • Property Records
    • Property Assessment
    • GIS/Mapping
  • Planning and Development Services
    • Infrastructure Engineering
    • GIS Administration
    • Building Codes Administration
    • Planning & Zoning; Neighborhood Codes Administration
  • Kenton County Attorney
    • Criminal Complaints
    • Child Support
    • Guardianship & Involuntary Hospitalizations

When the current County Administration Building at 303 Court Street opened in 1969, it contained the (1) City of Covington, (2) the Courts, comprising the modern-day 16th Judicial District, (3) the Kenton County jail, and (4) the Kenton County Fiscal Court. One-by-one, tenants moved out — first the City, then the Courts and finally the Jail. At the end of this process, the County was left with a nearly 50 year old building that is about 40% utilized, in a location away from major traffic arteries and with no free surface parking for use by residents. In 2015, Kenton County studied the cost of renovating the existing county administration building. At the end of the review, it was determined that it would take $24.5 million to renovate 303 Court Street and an additional $2 million for relocation costs during renovation. However, even if the County invested that amount of money, the surface parking and accessibility issues would remain unresolved.

The County was able to secure 1840 Simon Kenton Way in mid-2016. With approximately 4.5 acres, and located immediately off the 12th Street interstate exit, this location offers great access to residents with ample free surface parking.

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