The Graves County court will resume at a temporary location on January 11th | Messages

GRAVES COUNTY, KY – Graves County’s court operations resume Tuesday, January 11, 2022, a month after tornadoes ripped through western Kentucky and irreparably damaged the Graves County courthouse at 100 E. Broadway.

District and District Courts and the District Court Secretary’s Office have been closed since December 13th to the Administrative office of the courts the ability to find and prepare temporary office space.

The Kentucky Supreme Court issued Emergency call 2021-43 Suspend litigation and Graves County has not accepted any judicial filings, conventional or electronic, during that time. The Supreme Court has now enacted Changed Emergency Ordinance 2022-02 to resume operations, including accepting court files.

Legal proceedings

Legal proceedings are conducted remotely by phone and video or, if the parties agree, in person in another county.

Clerk’s Office

The Graves County Office of Circuit Court Clerk will open at a temporary location at 1102 Paris Road, Suite 21, Mayfield. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. The office will look after the public personally by telephone and by appointment. Contact the office at 270-247-1733.

Court records

To file court documents, use eFiling or put conventional paper trays in the mailbox outside the building at the temporary location.

Driving license services

Due to the storm damage, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is planning to issue driver’s licenses and state ID cards for Graves County planned. Driver license services are no longer offered by the Graves County Office of Circuit Court Clerk. You can find more information here.

Administrative office of the courts

The AOC is the operational arm of the state judicial system and supports the activities of nearly 3,300 employees and 406 elected judges, judges and district court clerks. The AOC also implements the judicial authority‘s budget.

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