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Land Records & Other Documents

The Legal Records Department is responsible for legal documents to be recorded.  These records include deeds, mortgage, tax liens; leases right of ways and many more documents.

Most documents are now scanned back to 1985.   As of December 2013 plats and maps are also scanned and available on the computer.

Many records are available online at for a fee.
As of October 2008 most of our records are recorded by a computer system.  The records are also scanned.
Our book indexes go back to the early 1800’s.
Any public records are available for viewing by appointment  in the office of the Lewis County Clerk’s Records.  We can not do title searches. You must contact an attorney or paralegal.

Copies may be obtained for a charge.

Marriage Licenses 

In order to get a marriage license both parties must be present in the County Clerk’s Office.  You must Both be Kentucky Residents. 
If the parties have ever been married they will need a copy of their divorce.
The license can only be used in Kentucky and it is good for 30 days.
The charge is $50.00