FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) - Not many people give a second thought to the cost of obtaining a document from the clerk's office, but with a steep price uptick in the near future you might want to consider getting anything you may need before the new year.
Sister station WKYT reports on January 1st a number of fee increases will take effect.
For instance, marriage licenses will go from $35.50 to $50. This is the result of Senate Bill 114, signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin.
"Groups of bankers, land title attorneys and county clerks. as well as the Secretary of State's office, all formed to put together a change in statutes to allow all this to happen," said Don Blevins Jr., Fayette County Clerk.
This new system will meet federal flat fee requirements and make it possible to implement electronic document systems in clerk's offices. While the price changes are mandatory, the switch to electronic will be optional.
While wills, deeds, and marriage licenses will increase, motor vehicle registrations are expected to stay the same.