A Message From Your County Clerk

My duties are many – including the titling and registration of motor vehicles, voter registration, conducting fair and open elections, issuing marriage licenses, and Notary Public bonds. This office is also responsible for the issuance of fishing and hunting licenses, collection of delinquent property taxes, as well as personal tax on motor vehicles. The Office records all Land records, Wills, Article of Incorporation, Veterans Discharges, Liens, and Lien Releases, and Miscellaneous Recordings.

I am very committed to providing you with the most efficient and effective service possible while maintaining public records. We are conveniently open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday. For those who can not make it during the week, we are open from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Saturday.

I hope you find this information helpful and beneficial in understanding the duties of the Monroe County Clerk. If you have any questions, please feel free to phone me anytime at (270) 487-5471.

Brandi Birge
Monroe County Clerk

Our Services

The Third Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1850 established the position of the County Clerk. The County Clerk answers to the Kentucky Constitution, and all the Kentucky Revised Statutes and Administrative Regulations. Duties assigned to this position are varied and provide the link for the business world to operate while protecting their interests.


  • The Kentucky Courts, lending institutions, governmental agencies, automobile dealers, real estate agents, and mineral leasing agencies use our offices.
  • We operate the tax payer’s bank. Collection of taxes, not only for the Commonwealth and the County, also for all the taxing entities that provide invaluable services to our communities, are collected in our offices.
  • The most vital role of the County Clerk’s office is to maintain the legal depository for all County records. Filing of deeds, mortgages, leases, list pendings, wills, notary commissions, and many more records that are beneficial to our society.
  • County Clerks are responsible for all vehicle applications for titles and all boats, and we also handle the registrations for all the vehicles within Monroe County.
  • We maintain a close relationship with the Executive branch of the State Government. As laws are passed, we must all work together to meet the needs of our constituents.

Election Information

The Monroe County Clerk's Office is dedicated to providing you with all the information you need to participate in the democratic process and exercise your right to vote.

Delinquent Taxes

The Monroe County Clerk's Office provides information on penalties, interest charges, fees, and payment options for property owners who have missed the deadline for paying their property taxes, as well as information for prospective buyers on purchasing tax liens or deeds on delinquent properties.

Motor Vehicles

The Monroe County Clerk's Office provides information on vehicle registration, licensing, and titling. The County Clerk's Office also provides details on how to obtain or renew vehicle registration and licensing, as well as information on titling vehicles and transferring ownership. The page also includes links to relevant forms and fee schedules.


The Monroe County Clerk's Office provides access to various public records, including property records and other important documents.


The Monroe County Clerk's Office provides an overview of the various services offered by the office, including notary public services, marriage licenses, and hunting and fishing licenses.

Facts About the County Clerk

The County Clerk performs 186 constitutional duties, such as:

  1. Elections
    1. Filing of candidates
    2. Voter registration
    3. Candidate reports
    4. Ballots
  2. Vehicles
  3. Delinquent taxes
  4. Deeds
  5. Liens
  6. Marriage licenses
  7. Mortgages
  8. Fiscal Court minutes

Holiday Closures

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
Monday, January 16, 2023
President's Day
Monday, February 20, 2023
Good Friday
Friday, April 7, 2023
Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2023
Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Labor Day
Monday, September 4, 2023
Veterans Day
Friday, November 10, 2023
Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday & Friday November 23 - 24, 2023
Christmas Holiday
Monday & Tuesday, December 25 - 26, 2023
New Year's Eve (Observed)
Friday, December 29, 2023
New Year's Day (Observed)
Monday, January 1, 2024

Brandi Birge

Monroe County Clerk


Hours of Business

Monday – Friday:
8:00AM – 4:00PM
8:00AM – 12:00PM

Contact Us

Monroe County Courthouse
200 N Main St., Suite D
Tompkinsville, KY 42167

Phone: (270) 487-5471
Fax: (270) 487-5976
Email: [email protected]

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