Open Record Request

Boyle County and Kentucky State Seals

Boyle County Fiscal Court and Governmental Agencies 

Policy regarding Kentucky Open Records Act/Open Records Requests

What is the Kentucky Open Records Act (KORA)

In 1976, the General Assembly enacted the Kentucky Open Records Act, KRS 61.870 to KRS 61.884, which establishes a right of access to public records that, by law, are not exempt by disclosure.  For more information, visit the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General web site at

What are public records?

Public records are those materials prepared, owned, used, possessed, maintained or retained by state and local government agencies that must be open for public inspection unless the records are excluded by any of the 14 exemptions of the KORA.  

Public agencies are not required to compile information or to answer questions, but only to provide specific records responsive to a request.  

What records are excluded from public inspection?

As outlined in KRS 61.878, certain public records are exempted from inspection, except on order of court.   A full list of exemptions can be found here: 

Is there a cost for records?

Boyle County Government charges 10 cents per released page**, which is considered a reasonable fee for preparing the request.  The official custodian sends a letter stating how much requester owes for records.  Records will be released upon receipt of payment.  

**May vary if a state office. 

What is the response time for a request?

Public agencies have five days to respond to an open records request (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays).  The five day period begins upon receipt of the request.   

How do I request a public record?

To request copies or to inspect public records, you must make a written request to the Official Custodian of Records.  Emailed requests of public records are accepted, however, we are not responsible for emails that land in spam.   

A request form is online by clicking here.

Boyle County Official Custodian of Records:

Sheriff Department – Chris Stratton, Chief Deputy 

Boyle Co Detention Center – Brian Wofford, Jailer 

Boyle County Attorney – Chris Herron, County Attorney 

Boyle Co Clerk – Casey McCoy, Boyle County Clerk 

Property Valuations – Lacresha Gibson, PVA Director

All other departments – Julie Wagner, Boyle Co Administrator

All requests must include:

  1. Name, mailing or email address, and telephone number of the individual requesting to inspect the records. 
  2. The specific record(s) of which the requestor wishes to inspect or to receive a copy.
  3. Whether the records are requested for commercial or noncommercial use. If requested for commercial use, a certified statement stating the commercial purpose for which the records will be used. 
  4. Verification the requestor is a resident of Kentucky as defined in KRS 61.870.
  5. Handwritten signature of requesting party.

Mail, email, fax or hand deliver your requests to the following address and name of official custodian for the department you are requesting information from:

Attention: Julie Wagner, Open Records Custodian 
Boyle County Courthouse 
321 West Main Street, Room 111 
Danville, Kentucky 40422 
Fax:  (859) 238-1108

OR send to the attention of the Official Custodian of Records.    

Email to any of the email addresses of the custodians. (We cannot be responsible for any messages that are marked as spam)

NOTE:   Boyle County Government Agencies will attempt to fulfill all requests in a timely manner.  Records are typically not immediately available at the time a request is submitted.  Therefore, the timeframe to collect the requested materials may vary depending on the request.   We cannot be responsible for any messages that are marked as spam.