Contact Information

Mental Inquest and Guardianship Department
Office of Circuit Court Clerk
Louis D. Brandeis Hall of Justice
Room 3177
600 W. Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202
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Phone: 502-595-4053



8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


 Mental Inquest & Guardianship Department

The Mental Inquest and Guardianship Department works with individuals petitioning the court for:

Emergency or permanent guardianship of an individual who can no longer manage his or her personal care or finances.

Involuntary commitment/treatment of an adult.

Involuntary admission of a mentally handicapped person.

The department handles the intake of petitions for involuntary commitment/treatment (issuance of mental inquest warrants), new disability petitions, modification/termination of guardianship and restoration of rights. The department also processes motions/ pleadings, annual financial reports and judicial orders.