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Bell County, Kentucky Overview

Bell County is located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The county was formed in 1867 and named after Joshua Fry Bell, Kentucky legislator (1862–67). The county seat is Pineville. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 27,885 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 361 square miles of which 359 square miles is land and 2.1 square miles is water. Bell County borders the following counties: Clay County to the north; Leslie County to the northeast; Harlan County to the east; Lee County, Virginia to the southeast; Claiborne County, Tennessee to the south; Whitley County to the southwest and Knox County to the northwest. Bell County has 11 zip codes. The zip codes are 40902, 40913, 40813, 40939, 40940, 40845, 40958, 40965, 40856, 40977 and 40988. The most populated zip code is 40965.

Bell County Clerk’s Office Information

The Bell County Clerk’s Office offers many services including vehicle tag renewals, title transfers, vehicle registrations, and motor vehicle transactions. The Clerk is also responsible for recording and maintaining all public records pertaining to the county. Documents that are recorded and preserved are deeds, mortgages, liens, and marriage licenses. Other responsibilities of the Clerk’s Office include voter registration, administering all elections, recording all land records, issuing fishing and hunting licenses, notary bonds and processing delinquent real estate taxes. Land records include deeds, condominiums, corporate records, fixture and other UCC filings, land records fees, land use restrictions, liens, mortgages, plats, releases, and wills.

Public records can be accessed either by visiting the County Clerk’s office in person during office hours or online. To search public records online, you will have to visit the Bell County Clerk’s website or visit the Clerk’s Office in person. Before you are allowed to access any records, you are required to present the clerk with a written request which will have details such as your name, your mailing address, email, phone number, and details of the records you are requesting.

The physical address of the Bell County Clerk’s Office is:

Bell County Clerk
​P.O. Box 157
Pineville, KY 40977

The physical address of the Bell County Clerk’s Office, Pineville is:

101 Courthouse Square
Suite 200
Pineville, KY 40977
Email: debbie.gambrel@ky.gov
Phone: (606) 337-6143 or (606) 337-6144
Fax: (606) 337-6118 (Deed Room) or (606) 337-5415 (Motor Vehicle)
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The physical address of the Bell County Clerk’s Office, Middlesboro is:

1475 Highway 25E
Suite 4
Middlesboro, KY 40965
Phone: (606) 248-1172
Fax: (606) 248-1282
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Debbie Gambrel is the Bell County Clerk. She can be contacted at (606) 337-6143 or (606) 337-6144 or emailed at debbie.gambrel@ky.gov

Bell County Clerk’s Office Staffs:

Pineville Clerk’s Office Deputy Clerks:

  • Jennifer Barnett
  • Regina Partin
  • Kayla Carnes
  • Lisa Grubbs
  • Katie Jones
  • Janice Gipson

    Middlesboro Clerk’s Office Deputy Clerks:

  • Kim Hickman
  • Shannon Marcum
  • Morgan Mason

    Bell County Court Clerk’s Office Information

    The physical address of the Bell County Court Clerk’s Office is:

    P.O. Box 156
    Pineville, KY 40977
    Phone: (606) 337-6143
    Fax: (606) 337-5415

    Bell, KY Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200927,222
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200915,046
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009166
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200959
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200927
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009187
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,604
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009204
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009220
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20091,229
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200952
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200916
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,929
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009190
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009110
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200929
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009369
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009285
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200961
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200985
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200963
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20094,262
    Bell County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Bell County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
    State Law:Marriage – Title XXXV, Chapter 402
    All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
    Office:Bell County Marriage License
    Location:101 Courthouse Square, Suite 200, Pineville, Kentucky, 40977
    Phone:606-337-6143

    Bell County Clerk’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 101 Courthouse Square # 200, Pineville, KY 40977, United States
    Phone: 606-337-6143

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