Become a Notary Public
First-Time Applicants & Commission Renewals
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Thank you for your notary inquiry. In order to become a Notary Public in the state of Kentucky, you must first apply with the Secretary of State. You can access the Notary Portal through their website at www.sos.ky.gov. As of January 1, 2020, it is now required of a notary applicant to obtain an insurance bond. This process will be further explained on the Secretary of State’s website.
AFTER you have completed the application process with the Secretary of State, a postcard will be mailed to you instructing that you come to the County Clerk’s office to be sworn in as a notary. Notary appointments are scheduled daily. You will need to bring a valid driver’s license, your original completed notary bond*, and a fee of $19 with you on the day of your appointment. (We can accept cash, check, or debit/credit card. Please be advised that a small fee will apply to the use of a debit/credit card.)
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