The Nelson County Clerk’s Office provides many services to the citizens of Nelson County. We are committed to serving the public in a businesslike, friendly, and efficient manner, all within the confines of Kentucky laws. Through this website we hope to improve our services and to better accommodate the public. We hope to address questions regarding services provided through our various departments, which include Motor Vehicle Titling/Registration, Deeds and Mortgages, Marriage Licensing, and Voter Registration/Elections.

Thank you, and I hope you enjoy your visit.



113 E Stephen Foster Ave.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Office Hours

M,T,W & F 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Thurs 8:00 AM-5:30 PM
2nd Saturday of the Month – 8:00 AM-11:30 AM

Holiday Hours:
Mon, May 27 - Memorial Day
Wed, Jun. 19 - Juneteenth
Thurs, July 4 - Independence Day
Mon, Sept. 2 - Labor Day
Tues, Nov. 5 - Presidential Election Day
Mon, Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
Thurs & Fri, Nov. 28-29 - Thanksgiving
Tues & Wed, Dec. 24-25 - Christmas
Tues & Wed, Dec. 31-Jan. 1 - New Years


Vehicle Registration: 502-348-1820
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Recording/Marriage Licenses: 502-348-1820
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Election: 502-348-1820
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Fax: 502-348-1822

Our services

Motor Vehicle

Motor Vehicle Licensing is the most frequently visited....

Land Records

The Clerk's office is responsible for the recording...

Delinquent Tax

Every year residents must pay property tax on both real...

Voter Registration

To register to vote the following requirements must be met...


Marriage License

Marriage licenses are issued in the County Clerk’s office. The applicants must appear together. The license is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and the license fee is non-refundable. The license must be used within the State of Kentucky.

Open Records Policy

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