Circuit Civil-Criminal Division


Circuit Civil Division

Circuit Suit Desk, Judicial Center, 3rd Floor, Room 309

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(502) 595-3007

The Circuit Civil Division is the court of general jurisdiction for complaints involving a request for damages of $5,000 or more, including medical malpractice, personal injury, contracts, property damage in addition to foreclosures, contested probate, property rights and administrative board appeals.

Pleadings that are required by local rule to be time/date stamped may be clocked and filed in the division boxes located in the lobby of the Circuit Civil Suit Desk. Each circuit division is assigned a division box and two boxes are dedicated to foreclosure pleadings. The term “clock and drop” refers to the process of time/date stamping a pleading and filing it with the court by placing in the division box.

Complaints that have a statutory deadline and pleadings may be filed in the District Criminal Division located on the first floor of the Louis D. Brandeis Hall of Justice after 4:30 p.m. and before 8:30 a.m., as well as on weekends and holidays. Note: Please see clerk for assistance with garnishments, executions, alias summons and other filings that require payment of a fee.

Circuit Criminal Division

Judicial Center, 3rd Floor, Room 331

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(502) 595-3009

The Circuit Court Criminal Division creates all criminal cases in which the defendants have been indicted by the Jefferson County Grand Jury or have been processed through the Commonwealth Attorney’s “rocket docket” program.

The Criminal Division processes criminal cases when juveniles are indicted as adults. The division also collects payments for fines, fees, costs, probation supervision fees and restitution payments. In addition, the Criminal Division processes the Circuit Court warrants and houses Circuit Criminal cases. This department also processes court documents that are filed electronically through the AOC’s eFiling web-based platform.

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