Document Recording


The Vault is currently open by appointment only:

  • The Vault will be closed for research on Friday, October 2, 2020, due to new shelving installation.
  • Appointments will be in 1.5 hour blocks from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ending at 4:00 p.m.). You may schedule concurrent appointments. Several missed appointments may result in future appointments being cancelled.
  • Masks are required.
  • No food or drink other than bottles with secure caps may be brought into the Vault.
  • You are responsible for cleaning your workstation with the provided materials prior to your departure.
  • You may bring 1 book at a time to the counter for copies due to teh addition of plexiglass shields on the counter.  All copies must be made prior to the end of your appointment time.
  • Check-in is at the 2nd floor entrance of the Helix Garage. If you leave the building during your appointment, you must come back through the check-in entrance.
  • After check-in, please proceed to Room 132 and check-in with counter staff there.


Location: Room 132

Hours: Recording & Copies 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Mailing address:

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

Method of payment: Our office accepts cash, cashier’s check, certified check, business check or money order. Personal checks are accepted if it is an in-state address and all the information pre-printed on the check. Counter checks are not accepted. Make checks payable to Fayette County Clerk.

**Please see the new fee schedule effective January 1, 2020.**

Our current effective date is September 18, 2020.

Effective January 1, 2020, the Kentucky County Clerks Association has formally adopted the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) document formatting standards.