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Notary Public

Notary Public commissions are valid for four (4) years and is governed by KRS 423.010.

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. Form may also be picked up in County Clerk’s Office.
    • Application must be signed by the Judge Executive, County Clerk or Circuit Clerk, Justice of the Peace, or a member of the General Assembly of the county of residence of the applicants.
    • A $10.00 state fee must accompany the application and mailed to:

The Secretary of State-Notary Commissions

P.O. Box 821

Frankfort, KY 40602-0821


Once approved, the applicant will be notified that a “Certificate of Appointment” has been sent to the applicant’s County Clerk.

The applicant must come to the County Clerk’s Office to take the oath of office and post a $100.00 non-cash bond. The bond may be an insurance policy bond or a Kentucky property owner can be the surety. The property owner must come to the clerk’s office and sign for the applicant.

The filling fee for the notary is $19.00

Forms may be picked up in the Kenton County Clerk’s Office