Notary Bonds

Notary Public Appointment (KRS 423.010)

Notary Public commissions are valid for four (4) years. The following requirements must be met:

  • Applicant must be eighteen years or older
  • Resident of county or work in the county
  • Good moral character
  • Capable of discharging duties imposed by law
  • Cannot be a convicted felon
  • Applicant must complete application for Appointment to the Office of Notary Public Form. This form is available on the Secretary of State website.

​​If approved, the applicant will be notified that a "Certificate of Appointment" has been sent to the applicant's County Clerk.


  • T​he applicant must come to the County Clerk's Office to take the oath of office and post bond. The bond must be in the amount $1000 and shall be issued by a surety of other entity licensed and authorized to do business in the state.

Recording fee:
$19.00

 Per KRS 423.360 and 423.370 when notarizing a document the notary must include their printed name, jurisdiction, notary commission ID and commission expiration date.

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