239 West Main St; Richmond, KY 40475 | (859) 623-1000

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Richmond KY is rich in history, vibrant in culture, centrally located and the fastest growing city in Kentucky.

City of Richmond Departments and Services

About Richmond KY

Richmond is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Madison County, Kentucky, United States. It is named after Richmond, Virginia, and is the home of Eastern Kentucky University. The population was 33,533 in 2015.

Richmond is the third-largest city in the Bluegrass region (after Louisville and Lexington) and the state’s sixth-largest city.
The City of Richmond was founded in 1798 by Colonel John Miller from Virginia, a British American who had served with the rebels in the Revolutionary War.
On August 30, 1862, during the Civil War, the Union and Confederate Armies clashed in the Battle of Richmond.
Richmond operates under a council–manager government. The citizens elect a mayor and four city commissioners who form the Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners is the legislative body of the city government and represents the interests of the citizens when applicable. The Board of Commissioners appoints a city manager, who administers the day-to-day operations of the city.

FAQs

Please visit this page:  Codes Enforcement Complaint Form. Please fill out form completed and hit send.  A member of our staff will contact you within 5-7 business days.

How can I obtain a copy of a report?

The Police Record’s Unit does not fax or email copies of any police reports, including Accident Reports. There is a .10 cent charge for copies of each page of reports.

An authorized person may obtain a copy of their report (OPEN RECORDS REQUEST OR ACCIDENT REPORT) from the Richmond Police Department – Police Records Unit by various methods:  In person, Online and U.S. Mail.

In Person

You may obtain a copy of your reports (OPEN RECORDS REQUEST OR ACCIDENT REPORT) by visiting the Richmond Police Department (1721 Lexington Road) between the hours of 7:00 am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday (closed on Weekends and Holidays).

Online

Open Records may be obtained at the two links below:

Your Open Records Request should include the following:

  • Report number
  • Your name and address
  • Your phone or contact information
  • Date of incident
  • Location of incident
  • Description of incident
  • Copy of driver’s license

Accident Reports Online
Citizens may also receive a copy of their accident report by visiting the following website: https://www.buycrash.com/

Accident Reports guidelines are as follows:
Persons authorized to receive copies of an accident collision report per Kentucky Revised Statue 189.635 include:

  • Involved Person
  • Parents of Involved Juveniles (A birth certificate if required and ID of parent)
  • Insurance Companies of Involved Persons
  • Authorized Legal Representation of Involved Party with Written Authorization

Mail

You may also mail a request to the Richmond Police Department at:  1721 Lexington Road, Richmond, KY 40475

Your request should include the following:

  • Report number
  • Your name and address
  • Your phone or contact information
  • Date of incident
  • Location of incident
  • Description of incident
  • A self-addressed and stamped envelope
  • Fee payment
  • A copy of your driver’s license

There is a $1.00 fee to obtain a copy via US mail.  Please allow 5-8 working days after occurrence.

How do I obtain a criminal background check?

Records checks may be obtained through the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort, KY. For more information call 1-800-928-6381.

Please print this form:  Application form for charitable donations

Fill out and submit:

  • Fax to 859.623.7618 or M
  • Mail to:  P.O. Box 250; Richmond, KY 40476
  • Drop off:  239 West Main Street, Richmond KY

Please print this form:  Blank permit for roadblocks 2017

Fill out and submit:

  • Fax to 859.623.7618 or M
  • Mail to:  P.O. Box 250; Richmond, KY 40476
  • Drop off:  239 West Main Street, Richmond KY

For questions or concerns regarding Section 8 Housing, please call (859) 353-5501.

Here are the phone numbers you can call during normal business hours for each department:

  • Parks and Rec – 859-623-8753
  • Public Works – 859-625-6435
  • Tourism – 859-626-8474
  • Recycling – 859-625-0202
  • Fire Department – 859-623-1164
  • Police Department – 859-623-1162
  • Section 8 Housing – 859-353-5501
  • RIDC – 859-623-1000
  • Community Development – 859-623-1000
  • Planning & Zoning – 859-623-1000
  • Code Enforcement – 859-623-1000

Welcome to Richmond KY – Feel our Pioneer Spirit!