Circuit court clerks are responsible for managing the records of Circuit and District courts, Kentucky's trial courts. Circuit court clerks receive lawsuits and court documents, record legal documents, provide legal documents and other legal materials, are present during trials, schedule juries, receive and disburse money, maintain the jury system, administer oaths, handle affidavits, and issue driver licenses and non-driver identification cards. One circuit court clerk is elected in
each Kentucky county. They serve for a term of six years.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Closed Thursday and Friday during the third week in September for the Black Gold Festival.
Perry County Hall of Justice
545 Main St.
P.O. Box 7433
Hazard, KY 41702
There is two-hour parking on Main Street. There is one free city-owned lot and a free parking structure.
Forms of Payment
Cash, check and money orders are accepted. Cash only for posting of bonds to surety. A picture I.D. is required for return of bond money.
All Circuit and District case information, Drivers' licenses, Provide all jury information, One public terminal is available for checking cases, Copies are available at 0.25 cents per page
Drivers License Information
Phone Number: 606-435-6003
Services: Written tests for permits are given from 12:30 pm - 2 pm on Wednesday - Friday. The applicant must be signed in at the office of circuit court clerk by 1:45 pm.
Road tests are given by appointment only from 8 am - 10 am on Wednesday - Friday. To make an appointment, please call 606-435-6093.