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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Kenton County Government Center and Independence Courthouse Closed to the Public

This page will be updated with service changes. Last update: 03/27/2020 

Due to the growing public health impacts of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Independence Courthouse (5272 Madison Pike, Independence, KY) and the Kenton County Government Center (1840 Simon Kenton Way, Covington, KY) are closed to the public.

There are other options available for services available at these locations. Visit kentoncounty.org for the most up-to-date information regarding closures and services. You can also follow Kenton County on Facebook (@KentonCounty) or on Twitter (@KentonCounty).

Kenton County Clerk’s Office

RENEWING CAR TAGS:

  • Option 1: Use the online renewal. You will need a credit card to process this payment.
  • Option 2: If you are paying by check or cash, please mail in your renewal to: Kenton County Clerk at P.O. Box 1109, Covington, KY 41011
  • Mail-in renewals should include the prior year registration receipt, proof of insurance, and payment. Renewal instructions are included online.
  • Option 3: Call (859) 392-1602.  You will need a credit card to process this payment

TRANSFER OF A CAR:

Individual vehicle transfers will be suspended until further notice. Individuals that have purchased a vehicle from out of state will need to retain their documents until we can reopen. Individuals selling a Kentucky-titled vehicle to another person will also have to wait until we reopen to complete the transaction.

HANDICAP PLACARD:

For new placards or renewal of placards, you must process these by mail.

REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT


RECORD ROOM: 

The record room at the Covington location will be closed so to access records you must use Kenton Deeds or KCOR for records from 1991 forward.

ACCESSING REAL ESTATE RECORDS ONLINE:  

Use Kenton Deeds or KCOR for records from 1991 forward.

NOTARY LICENSES

Notary oath and bonding are suspended until further notice.

MARRIAGE LICENSES:

Marriage license applications are currently being suspended.  Please check the website for any changes. Please contact our office at (859) 392-1650.

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.

PERMANENT RECORDS, REAL ESTATE: 

Document recording may be submitted by mail at the address above.

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.

ELECTIONS AND VOTER REGISTRATION:

If you need to update your voter registration, you may do so online.  You can also download a voter registration card from the Secretary of State’s website or on the clerk’s website.

If you need to contact the Voter Registration office please call (859) 392-1620.

Main Phone: (859) 392-1652
Hours: Monday through Friday: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Website


Kenton County Sheriff’s Office

PROPERTY OR TANGIBLE TAX BILLS

The April 15th deadline for transferring the 2019 property tax bills from the sheriff’s office to the county clerk’s office will be extended by 30 days. The new deadline for the transfer will be the close of business on Friday, May 15th. At the end of that extension period, the Finance Cabinet and Department of Revenue officials will reevaluate the progress made during this emergency declaration and a determination will be made at that time regarding whether or not an additional extension of time is needed.

To pay 2019 property or tangible tax bills, please use the online website and pay via credit card. Checks may also be mailed for payment to Kenton County Sheriff, P.O Box 188070, Erlanger, KY 41018.  Postmarks of May 15, 2020 will be honored for the due amount shown for the Penalty 2 amount.

Collections for 2019 Kenton County tax bills at every Heritage Bank branch location effective Tuesday, March 17th have been reopened.  A COPY OF THE TAX BILL WILL NEED TO BE PRESENTED.  Heritage branches will accept Penalty 2 due amount thru the end of business day May 15, 2020.

CCDW renewals, if possible, should be handled online.

All other processes handled by the Sheriff’s Office including vehicle inspections, court process paperwork, mental health pickups, etc., please call (859) 392-1800 and an operator will assist in making arrangements.

Main Phone: (859) 392-1800
Hours: Monday through Friday: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Website

 

Kenton County Property Valuation Administration (PVA) Office

The majority of the services the Kenton PVA Office provides may be handled over the phone or via email or fax.

GENERAL INQUIRIES, REVIEW REQUESTS/CONFERENCES:

Email questions/concerns or call (859) 392-1750

HOMESTEAD & DISABILITY APPLICATIONS:

Email questions/concerns

AUTOMOBILE/VEHICLE QUESTIONS:

Call (859) 392-1750

NOTARY SERVICES:

Call (859) 392-1750 for an appointment

Phone: (859) 392-1750
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:15 AM to 4:15 PM
Website


Commonwealth’s Attorney Office

Office is open but closed to the public and is not accepting visitors. All meetings are being conducted via phone or video conference. Contact information and a staff email directory can be found online.

 Main Phone: (859) 292-6580


Business Services

Kenton County Fiscal Court and partnering cities have extended both the filing and payment of the Net Profit / Gross Receipts Business Returns that were originally due on April 15, 2020.  The filing deadline for these returns have been extended to July 15, 2020 without penalty or interest.  All Kenton County Occupational Licenses with an expiration date of April 15, 2020 will now have that expiration date extended to July 15, 2020.  The License should be renewed on the return as normal. 

This extension applies to the Business Net Profit / Gross Receipts Return only and does not include Quarterly Payroll Withholding returns and payments.  Quarterly Payroll Withholdings Returns and payments are due at the normal filing dates.

  • File online or
  • Mail to:  1840 Simon Kenton Way, Suite 5100, Covington, KY 41011.
  • If you need to pay with cash or have questions, please call (859) 392-1440.

Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Fiscal Court

Includes Administration, Homeland Security Emergency Management, Technology Services, and Office of the Treasurer.

Main Phone: (859) 392-1400
Homeland Security Emergency Management Phone: (859) 392-1488
Treasury Phone: (859) 392-1420
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Website 


County Attorney & Child Support

  • In conjunction with the orders issued by the Kentucky Supreme Court, all Pre-Trial, Bench Trial, and Jury Trial dockets scheduled in Kenton County District Court between March 16, 2020 and April 10, 2020 have been CANCELLED and will be rescheduled.
  • All regular GUARDIANSHIP cases have been cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a later date.
  • We will continue to assist with petitions for emergency guardianships, Casey’s Law, and mental health involuntary hospitalizations.  PLEASE CALL (859) 491-0600 TO DISCUSS IF YOUR SITUATION MEETS THIS CRITERIA.
  • Child support is currently suspending pre-trial conferences, in-house appointments, and paternity testing.  Please contact the office at (859) 491-4114.  Child support dockets between March 16, 2020 and April 10, 2020 are currently CANCELLED and will be re-scheduled at a later date.  The Kentucky Child Support website can be accessed here.  Online access to your account can be set up.

    You will need a personal identification number (PIN) to get started. Please contact the child support office at (859)491-4114 and your PIN number will be mailed to you. Please note that your PIN number is not the same thing as your case (IV-D number).  The PIN number is a unique to you and you alone. 

County Attorney Phone: (859) 491-0600
Child Support Phone: (859) 491-4114
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Website

 

Driver’s License

The Governor has closed driver’s license offices. There will be a 90-day extension for all KY Driver’s licenses that are set to expire. All driver testing has been cancelled.

For more information visit the Drive Kentucky website or the County Circuit Clerk’s website. 

Main Number: (859) 292-6579
Website


PDS of Kenton County

PDS will be accepting appointments for services. Changes to services listed below will be posted online.

PDS ADMINISTRATION

General issues or questions: (859) 331-8980 or via email. 

BUILDING CODES ADMINISTRATION

Permit desk: (859) 957-2408 or permits email or staff email.
Management: (859) 392-7047 or email.
Online Submissions 

CODE ENFORCEMENT

Permits and Questions: (859) 392-7062 or email.

ENGINEERING

Administration: (859) 331-8980 or email.
Management: (859) 331-8980 or email.
Plat Review: (859) 331-8980 or email.
Sidewalk and Apron Inspections:  Rob Zwick (859) 760-4761 or Don Edwards (859) 393-4123

GIS

Access to all GIS services is available online.
Management: (859) 331-8980 or email.
Map Services: (859) 331-8980 or email.

PLANNING AND ZONING

Management: (859) 331-8980 or email.
Planning Commission: (859) 331-8980 or email.
Boards of Adjustment: (859) 331-8980 or email.

Phone: (859) 331-8980
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Website

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