239 W. Main St.
Richmond, KY 40475
P.O. Box 250
Richmond, KY 40476
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Please note that beginning Tuesday, September 2nd, Water Street will be narrowed to two lanes with no off street parking Additionally, Madison Avenue will be closed between September 9th and September 15th between Main Street and Water Street. Please note this time frame is dependent on weather. Please use caution when traveling in this area and the use of an alternate route is suggested.
Welcome to the City of Richmond's web site. Richmond is a growing, vibrant city centrally located in the heart of Kentucky. Richmond was founded in 1798 by Colonel John Miller a Revolutionary War Soldier. On July 4, 1798 Richmond was established as the seat of Madison County. The site was officially named Richmond in honor of Miller's birthplace, Richmond, Virginia. Richmond is seeing a period of rapid growth. During the 1990's the population grew at such a rapid rate, Richmond was designated as the fastest growing city in Kentucky. We hope you enjoy our web page and come and visit Richmond, relocate to the city or decide to start a business or industry in this great and growing city.
Commissioner Jim Newby, Commissioner Donna Baird, Mayor Jim Barnes, Commissioner Robert Blythe, Commissioner Laura King
Lisa Cassity - City Clerk
The term "clerk" descends from the early middle ages when church predominated over state and generally only clergymen were literate. The term "clerk" evolved into a role as writer, record keeper and local official. The "parish" or "town clerk" existed in early American history. Today, every city in the United States, regardless of size or government form, has a clerk's position or its equivalent.
Jimmy Howard - City Manager
Welcome to the City of Richmond's web site. Richmond is a growing, vibrant city centrally located in the heart of Kentucky. Richmond was established in 1798 as the seat of Madison County. Richmond is seeing a period of rapid growth. During the 1990's the population grew at such a rapid rate, Richmond was designated as the fastest growing city in Kentucky.
Richmond was founded in 1798 by Colonel John Miller, a Revolutionary War soldier. In 1798, the Kentucky Legislature authorized the moving of the Madison County seat from nearby Milford to land owned by Colonel Miller.
The move was bitterly opposed by about 300 residents of the Milford area and a fight to retain the seat resulted between Dave Kennedy, who represented the Milford location, and William Kearly, who represented the new site.