Nelson County, Kentucky Arrest Records and Warrants

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Nelson County arrest warrants are kept by the sheriff's office which is in charge of their execution and by the court of the magistrate that releases these orders. Apart from this, records on active warrants issued in the area are also maintained by the office of the county clerk.

The deputies of this agency attend all court proceedings including the pre-warrant hearing and they make a note of all that transpired through the court session. In fact, such records are not only kept for criminal tribunals but also civil courts. So, when you get in touch with the office of the clerk of court, you will get a well rounded background report that includes case details from both branches of the judiciary.

There are also distinctive benefits to approaching the court of the magistrate for information on outstanding warrants. For instance, through this state office, you will get details on bench warrants, search orders and summons issued in the name of your subject along with active arrest orders.

The local police will also be able to help you with a Nelson County warrant search. You will be able to find crime facts like a list of the area's most wanted criminals from this state source. However, none of these three agencies will be able to furnish information on arrest records from Nelson.

For this, you will have to use an online repository like the one that can be accessed by filling the form above. For a regular warrant search, you can go to

  • The sheriff's: 210 Nelson County Plaza, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004
  • The magistrate's: 1 Court Square, Bardstown, KY 40004
  • The county clerk's: PO Box 312, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004

Nelson County, KY ranks fairly low on the state's crime scale when compared to some of the other areas. For instance, only about 500 criminal cases are reported here every year. Out of these cases, just 40 instances are found to be violent crimes while the remaining matters are about property crimes. While the criminal figures don't seem too drastic at first glance, the fact that there has been a rise of almost 60% in instance rates is quite alarming.


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