Who can become a notary?

  • Must be eighteen (18) years old or older.
  • Must be of good moral character.
  • Must be capable of discharging duties imposed by law.
  • Must NOT be a convicted felon.

How can I become a notary?

  • An Application for Appointment for Notary State at Large must be completed and signed by the applicant.
  • The application must also be signed by a Circuit Judge, Circuit Clerk, County Judge/Executive, County Clerk, Magistrate, or Member of the General Assembly of the county where the applicant applies. You may pick up the form at the County Clerk’s office and obtain a signature at the same time.
  • The applicant must apply in either the county of residence or the county of primary employment. (This includes people who live in another state but work in a Kentucky county).
  • If approved, the applicant will be notified by mail that a “Certificate of Appointment” has been mailed to the county clerk’s office. The notice will indicate a thirty (30) day time period for the applicant to go to the county clerk’s office.
  • The applicant must come into the county clerk’s office to be sworn in.
  • The notary must provide government issued ID. There is a $19.00 recording fee ($10.00 for recording the bond, $4.00 for taking/preparing the bond, and $5.00 for administering the oath. KRS 64.012).
  • A surety bond in the amount of $1000.00 is required.

Please contact our office for more information

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