Lookup Public Records in Nelson CountyKentucky. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Nelson County, Kentucky Overview

Nelson County is located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The county was formed in 1784 and named after Thomas Nelson, Jr. a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The county seat is Bardstown. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 44,540 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 424 square miles of which 418 square miles is land and 6.6 square miles is water. Nelson County borders the following counties: Spencer County to the north; Anderson County to the northeast; Washington County to the east; Marion County to the southeast; LaRue County to the south; Hardin County to the west and Bullitt County to the northwest. Nelson County has 10 zip codes. The zip codes are 40004, 40008, 40107, 40012, 40013, 40020, 40037, 40048, 40051 and 40052. The most populated zip code is 40004.

Nelson County Clerk’s Office Information

Nelson County Clerk’s Office is responsible for motor vehicle titling, vehicle registration, marriage licensing, and voter registration and elections. The Clerk also issues notary bonds, fishing and hunting licenses, and collects delinquent taxes. The Clerk’s Office is also responsible for recording all land and legal documents. Land records include deeds, condominiums, corporate records, fixture and other UCC filings, land records fees, land use restrictions, liens, mortgages, plats, releases, and wills. All the recorded documents at the Clerk’s Office are public and can be accessed online or by visiting the County Clerk’s office in person during office hours.

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

113 E Stephen Foster Ave.
Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 348-1820 (Vehicle Registration),
(502) 348-1830 (Recording/Marriage Licenses),
(502) 348-1829 (Election)
Fax: (502) 348-1822
Office Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Thursday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Elaine A. Filiatreau is the Nelson County Clerk. She can be contacted at (502) 348-1820, (502) 348-1830 or (502) 348-1829.

Nelson, KY Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200941,118
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20099,247
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009174
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20098
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009526
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20096,577
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009387
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009853
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200985
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20095,551
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200928
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200933
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,566
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009840
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009106
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009260
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200912
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200985
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,046
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009830
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200966
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009195
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200948
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009113
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009153
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20098,100
Nelson County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Nelson 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:Nelson County Marriage License
Location:113 East Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, Kentucky, 40004
Phone:502-348-1820

Nelson County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 113 E Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004, United States
Phone: 502-348-1820

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