Open Records Policy

Pursuant to KRS 61.870 to 61.884, the public is notified that, as provided herein, the public records of the Office of the Hardin County Clerk are open for inspection by any person on written request to the official custodian of said office, Brian D. Smith the Hardin County Clerk. The address is 150 N. Provident Way, Suite 103, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 from 7:45am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, each week, except holidays.

Written requests are accepted by in person request, mail, fax (270-765-6193), or by email

The standard Request to Inspect Public Records Form can be found HERE

Applicants for the inspection of public records shall be advised of the availability of the records requested for inspection, and shall be notified in writing not later than five (5) working days after receipt of an application for inspection of any reason the records requested are not available for public inspection.

Copies of written material in the public records of this agency shall be furnished to any person requesting them on payment of a fee of fifty (50) cents a page; copies of nonwritten records (photographs, maps, material stored in computer files or libraries, etc.) shall be furnished on request, on payment of a charge equal to the actual cost of producing copies of such records by the most economic process not likely to damage or alter the record.