The Legal Records Department is responsible for legal documents which are filed as public record. Harrison County was formed in 1793. Our earliest documents date back to 1794. Automated document indexes are available for most document types back to 1985.
Legal recordings are available for public viewing at our office located at 111 S. Main Street, Suite 102. Copies are 25 cents per page. Certified copies are a minimum of $5.
We do not perform title searches. We do not fax copies of documents. Records are open to the public and we may direct you in searching the computer data base and index books.
The most frequently filed documents include: deeds, name changes, mechanic liens, Mortgages, powers of attorney, wills, corporations, tax liens, military discharges, assignments, releases, notary bonds, marriages and delinquent taxes.
This office does not have birth or death records. You may contact:
Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
502-564-4212 - Office
We have visitors from all over the country who come to research their family records. Researching historical records is very time consuming. The staff will help you get started with the indexes, but we cannot complete the search. We do have a person who will search for you if you send a written request to:
Harrison County Clerk
111 S. Main Street, Suite 102
Cynthiana KY 41031