When You Lose A Loved One
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Election Center Contact

Physical Location:
Madison County Courthouse
1st Floor - Election Center
Richmond, KY 40475

Contact Numbers:
(Phone) 859-624-4703 Option 2
(Fax) 859-624-4954

Office Hours: M-F 8:00AM - 4:30PM


When You Lose A Loved One

Important things to know when you lose a loved one 


When Probate Court Papers are Needed

When the deceased is the sole owner of the vehicle.

Vehicle Titles with two names and both are deceased.


When a Death Certificate Needed

When a Vehicle Title has two owners and one is still living, a Death Certificate must be provided to transfer. All Vehicle Titles in a trust will need a death certificate and trust paperwork to transfer.

                Recording a Will

               To record a Will in the Madison County Clerk's Office the individual must be deceased. All Wills must go through probate in District Court  before filing.
Probate Office is located on the first floor at:
Hall of Justice
351 W. Main Street, Richmond, KY
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM
Phone number is 859-624-4723
After Probate Court, you can file the Will with the Madison County Clerk’s Office.    
Our Office is located at 101 W. Main Street, Richmond, KY., in the Madison County Courthouse on the first floor in the Deed Room.
We must receive the original Will with the court order attached. The cost to record a Will is a flat fee of $8.00.
The Clerk’s office will retain the original copy of the Will indefinitely.
If you would like a copy after the Will has been recorded, the fee is $.25 per page.
A certified copy of a Will is $5.00. 

2014 kbarger profilev2A native of Richmond, Kentucky, Clerk Kenny Barger graduated from Madison Central High School and also attended Eastern Kentucky University.  Prior to his election in 2010, Clerk Kenny Barger worked in his family’s business, Barger’s Towing and Recovery, and as Manager at Mikron Industries, Inc., both located in Richmond, Kentucky. 

Current Term: 2015 - 2018
First Elected: 2010



Our Locations:

Richmond Location:

101 W Main Street

Richmond, KY 40475

Berea Location:

304 Chestnut Street

Berea, KY 40403

Hours of Operation for All Locations:

Mon. to Fri. 8am to 4:30pm