Land Records

The Land Records department is responsible for recording legal documents according to the Kentucky Revised Statutes. Some of the documents recorded in our office are mortgages, deeds, wills, marriage licenses, liens, releases and corporate records. Our records go back to around 1792, the year Kentucky became the fifteenth state. These records can be found in three formats; in books, on microfilm or digitally imaged in our computer system.

Our research area has reopened to the public.  Beginning December 27, 2021, usage fees for the remote access land records research system are being waived. 

**Beginning January 3, 2022, and in anticipation of the implementation of a new Land Records operating system, we will index as written on the document rather than using our standard abbreviation list and frequent party names.  Lists of standard abbreviations and frequent parties can be found here for your reference.  Please note that this may affect your search process. **

Location: Room 132

Hours: Copies & Inquiries 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Recording window closes at 4:00 p.m.

Copy fees are $.50/page and $1.00/plat.  Only cash or check are accepted.

Current recording effective date is November 29, 2022.

Phone number: (859) 253-3344 Land Records Department

Mailing address:

Fayette County Clerk
162 E. Main St, Rm. 132
Lexington, KY 40507