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As County Clerk of Mercer County, it is the responsibility of the County Clerk to “serve the people” to the best of their ability according to the law.

A shortlist of duties are: issuing and registering, recording and keeping various legal records, registering and purging voter rolls, and conducting election duties and tax duties.

The information on this website will acquaint you with the services we offer.

I am committed to providing you with the most efficient and effective service possible while remaining faithful to my sworn duty to maintain and protect your public records.

We strive to provide you with the most efficient, cost-effective services possible.

Chris Horn,
Mercer County Clerk


The County Clerk’s office does not handle driver’s license, court dates, fines, or jury duty.
Please call the Circuit Clerk at 859-734-8452.


Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 20,817. Its county seat is Harrodsburg. The county is named for General Hugh Mercer. It is a prohibition or dry county but Harrodsburg and Pleasant Hill allow the sale of alcohol by the drink.

You have several ways to renew your vehicle:

  1. Call the office and renew over the phone (859-734-6310, 6311, 6312, 6313) or place in drop box at 207 W Lexington St.
  2. Renew online at drive.ky.gov, follow instructions given. (2019 Vehicle Ad-Valorem Tax paid can be found here as well).
  3. Mail in to PO Box 426 Harrodsburg, KY 40330. Mail in renewals need to include prior year registration or reminder card, proof of insurance and payment.

Printable Forms

Many forms available from our office can be downloaded, printed and filled out from the convenience of your home or office. Follow the link below for a complete list of available forms.

Printable Forms

Chris Horn
Mercer County Clerk

Chris Horn, County Clerk

Contact Information

Email Address

[email protected]

Office Numbers


207 W Lexington St, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 Get Directions

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