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