Legal Records

The Legal Records Department is responsible for legal documents which are filed as public record. At the courthouse, most documents are maintained from 1886 to present. Document indexes are available for most document types back to 1886 with few exceptions. Document images are available online for most instrument filings from January 2004 to current date. Sorry, no Veteran records are allowed for security reasons.

Most online real estate records found in the database include: deeds, name changes, mechanics liens, mortgages, powers of attorney, wills, corporations, tax liens, military discharges, trademarks, assignments, releases, marriages, and delinquent property taxes.

Filing fees and document particulars for the most frequently filed documents are available online.

Access to eCCLIX© record indices and document images is available for viewing from this web site. An account and password must be assigned to you by SMI, the Website Administrator. Special software must be loaded to your computer system to enable viewing of document images. Access fees are charged for utilizing the data and images. See the HELP topics for additional information.

NOTE: All public records (documents and indices thereof) are available for viewing in the office of the Estill County Clerk free of charge. The fees charged for this access are intended to be utilized to continue providing this public service.
Printable Forms: Legal Records

To view and print these forms in keeping with filing standards you will need the Adobe Acrobat reader.

Affidavit of Conversion to Real Estate
Affidavit of Total Consideration Given for a Motor Vehicle (Form: 71A100)
Application for Marriage/Divorce Certificate (Form: VS-230)
Assumed Name – Renewal Certificate
Exempt Transfer Affidavit (Form: 71A245)
Certificate of Assumed Name
Encumbrance/Lien Release
Release of Real Estate Mortgage
Release of Vendor’s Lien

If you have additional questions about Legal Records please contact Sherry Fox at [email protected].