Missing or Lost Assignments or Releases

For many years County Clerks have been receiving Affidavits of Missing or Lost Instruments associated Assignments and Releases. The customer’s argument has been the Release cannot be filed because they cannot show that they are the legal holder of the mortgage. New language in KRS 382.365 provides statutory assistance for these customers. The statute has always given the property owner or a party with interest the instruction to file a proceeding in District or Circuit Court, the new language is much more specific in the necessary steps that must be taken. It also directs the master commissioner to execute and file a document with the county clerk for assignments or releases.

Debbie Jones
Boyd County Clerk

Boyd County Courthouse
2800 Louisa St.
Catlettsburg, Ky. 41129

Phone: (606) 739-5116
Email: [email protected]

Branch Offices
Cedar Knoll Mall
Phone: (606) 929-9595

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335 16th Street
Ashland, Ky. 41101
Phone: (606) 325-3547