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State Information for Kentucky

Kentucky Notary Public Commission Requirements and Information

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State (for a state at Large commission)
Governor (for a Special commission)

Notary Commission Qualifications
Applicants must:
be at least 18 years old;
be a resident of the state of Kentucky who lives or is employed within the county where applying (for a State at Large commission); or
be a non-resident of the state of Kentucky that is employed in the county where applying (for a Special commission);
be of good moral character; and
be capable of discharging the duties of a notary public.

How to Apply
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Kentucky Secretary of State: http://sos.ky.gov/bus/businessrecords/notaries/Pages/default.aspx

Term of Office
4 year term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

Notary Bond Requirement
Notary Bond Required (bond amounts vary from county to county.)

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required

Notary Seal Requirement
Not Required (OPTIONAL, but recommended)

Authorized Duties
take acknowledgments and proofs;
administer oaths and affirmations;
attest documents;
take depositions; and
execute protests.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Kentucky Secretary of State: http://sos.ky.gov/bus/businessrecords/notaries/Pages/FAQs.aspx


Contact Information for the State of Kentucky

State Notary Website
http://sos.ky.gov/bus/businessrecords/notaries/Pages/default.aspx

State of Kentucky Online Notary Search
http://apps.sos.ky.gov/adminservices/notaries/

State of Kentucky Online Notary Handbook
http://sos.ky.gov/bus/businessrecords/notaries/Documents/NotaryHandbook2012.PDF

Phone Number
(502) 564-3490

Mailing Address
Office of the Secretary of State
Notary Branch
P.O. Box 821
700 Capital Ave, Suite 158
Frankfort, KY 40601


Apostille Certification Information

Fees
$5.00 per document

Phone Number
(502) 564-3490

Further Information
http://sos.ky.gov/bus/businessrecords/Pages/Apostilles-and-Authentications.aspx

This information was complied by the American Society of Notaries Copyright 2013
Last Updated AUGUST 2013

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