Recording FAQs

Please view our Recording Fees page for this information.

All requests must be made in writing.  The request MUST include specific identifiable information that does not require a “title search”. This information may include but is not limited to, a book and page reference, an instrument number, or detailed information relating to the desired document, such as a borrower’s name and address accompanied by the lender’s name, address, and loan amount.  Once a request is received, we will contact you with the total fees involved in obtaining the document requested.  All fees must be received before the request is completed.

The same rules apply to historic records as to current records.  All requests must be made in writing.  The request MUST include specific identifiable information that does not require a “title search”.  This information may include but is not limited to, a book and page reference, an instrument number, or detailed information relating to the desired document, such as a borrower’s name and address accompanied by the lender’s name, address, and loan amount.  Once a request is received, we will contact you with the total fees involved in obtaining the document requested.  All fees must be received before the request is completed.

"What if I don't know the book and page, or am unsure of the validity of the information I currently have?"
Unfortunately, the Clerk’s staff is unable to perform any type of search.  As with most historic records, the information is not as easily obtained as some of the more current records.  We do have a member of the Georgetown/Scott County Historic Society that volunteers their time to assist others with obtaining the information that they seek.  For all Historic Record Requests, please contact Doris Reed at dbrscottky@aol.com
"Are your records available online?"
At this time, the documents recorded at the Scott County Clerk’s Office are NOT available online.  However, our software provider does have a program that will allow you to search through our records online for a fee.  Our records are indexed back through 1993 and imaged as far back as 2000.  If you need further assistance with the online portal, contact Software Management, LLC at 1-800-466-9445.
"How can I find out who owns a piece of property?"
Our index is based strictly on names and does not recognize addresses.  For assistance with this information, you should contact the Property Valuation Administration at 502-863-7885.  Essentially, you can give them an address and they will tell you who the current property owner is based on their tax records.
"Where do I pay my tax bill?"
The Scott County Sheriff’s Department is the collector of the current tax year.  Tax bills are typically mailed during the last week of October.  The Sheriff will collect those taxes until April 15th of the following year, when he will then transfer the uncollected bills to the County Clerk for collection.  When they arrive at the County Clerk’s office, their status becomes “delinquent”. The Sheriff’s Office is located at 120 N Hamilton Street, Georgetown, KY 40324.
How do I know if I have any liens against my property?
The Scott County Clerk’s Office is open for public inspection 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays.  As deputy clerks, the staff is prohibited to do any type of “title searching”.  That means that we cannot look up your records for you and say to you that your property is completely unencumbered.  The Recordings Department staff is available to assist you in your search, but ultimately, your own conclusion must be drawn.  Our staff has a list of reputable attorneys, paralegals and abstractors that you can commission to perform an insured title search.

Contact Info

Scott County Clerk

101 E Main St, Georgetown, KY 40324

(502) 863-7875
(502) 863-7898

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