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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Independence Courthouse Currently Closed to the Public

To help ensure the safety of our employees and the public with who we have face to face interaction, the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office at the Independence Courthouse (5272 Madison Pike, Independence, KY) remains closed to the public. We are planning to open in the near future.

The Kenton County Sheriff’s Office has introduced a secured DROP BOX at the Kenton County Government Center in Covington (1840 Simon Kenton Way). The marked box stands to the left of the entrance doors. Although the secured box is monitored by video 24 hours a day, the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office cannot be responsible for CASH put into the DROP BOX. Items should be in a sealed envelope marked to the office’s attention. Please include a contact telephone number in case the office has questions.


Unpaid 2019 property and tangible taxes are now being collected by the County Clerk’s Office.


Starting Wednesday, April 22nd we began virtual vehicle inspections at our Covington location (1840 Simon Kenton Way). Email a front copy of the original out-of-state title for the vehicle requiring the Sheriff’s inspection with the driver’s license of the individual who will be presenting the vehicle positioned under the vehicle identification number. The email address is:

Once parked in a vehicle inspection spot at the Covington location, the individual should call our office at 859-392-1800. Our inspector will pull the paperwork and meet the individual outside at their vehicle for inspection. They will check the original title, driver’s license, and collect the $5 inspection fee (cash only).

If the individual is not able to complete a virtual inspection we do have a secondary procedure. Contact the Sheriff’s Office by phone (859-392-1800) for more information.


Dealers should contact the Sheriff’s Office by phone (859-392-1800) during normal business hours for instructions on how to set up inspections.


Personnel in the ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION will be taking telephone calls in order to take information, especially valid phone numbers and to pre-screen for virtual inspection options.


Other processes pertaining to court process paperwork, such as mental health pickups, or domestic service of process please call (859) 392-1800 during office scheduled hours. The office is continuing to offer limited person exchanges pertaining to Carry Concealed Deadly Weapons (CCDW) Licenses. Please call (859) 392-1800 during office scheduled hours for additional options. Many services pertaining to CCDW can be handled online.

Contact Information:

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

Thank you for your patience and consideration.

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