How to Become a Notary in Kentucky

To apply for a Kentucky Notary Public State at Large appointment or reappointment, download the form
HERE and submit it online, or mail it with a $10.00 fee made payable to Kentucky State Treasurer to:

Notary Commissions
P.O. Box 821
Frankfort, KY 40602-0821

Once the application has been processed by the Secretary of State, your Certificate of Appointment will be sent to the county clerk in the county of application. A written notice will also be sent to you stating that your Certificate of Appointment is in the county clerk’s office. HERE is a sample of the notice. Within 30 days of receiving your notice, you must go to the county clerk’s office and:

1) Post bond. (Must be 4-year notary public surety bond in the amount of 1,000) You’ll need to contact a bonding company. Typical cost os $40 for a bond. You can get more information from Nikki at Logan Lavelle Insurance — Nikki@llvins.com.
2) Pay the county clerk recording fee of $19.
3) Take the oath of office.
4) File and record your commission.
5) Pick up your certificate.

Contact your county clerk for specifics on their local bonding and oath process.

Hope this helps!

Hirsh and Heuser Attorneys
3600 Goldsmith Lane
Louisville, KY 40220

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Kennesaw, GA 30144

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