Notary public appointment
Who can become a notary?
An applicant for a commission as a notary public, state at large, must:
- be at least eighteen years of age ;
- be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the united states;
- be a resident of, or have a place of employment or practice in the Kentucky county where the application is made;
- be able to read and write English: and not disqualified under KRS 423.395
How can I become a notary?
- an application for an appointment for notary state at large must be completed and signed by the applicant.
- download the form application and submit it online, or mail it with a $10.00 fee made payable to Kentucky state treasurer to:
PO Box 821
Frankfort, KY 40602-0821
- 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 Kentucky).
- if approved, the applicant will be notified by mail with a postcard.
- the applicant must come into the county clerk’s office to be sworn in. 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 from a qualified insurance agency in the amount of $1000.00 or more is required.
What is required at the clerk’s office to receive the notary certificate?
- Postcard from the Secretary of state
- Surety Bond
- Valid Photo ID