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:
Notary commisions are by appointment only
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Notary Public Appointment (KRS 423.010)
The Professional License Department handles applications for notary public commissions. The notary public commission is valid for four (4) years.
The following requirements must be met:
- Eighteen (18) years of age, of good moral character, and cannot be a convicted felon.
- Application for Appointment to the Office of Notary Public Form can be downloaded from the Secretary of State’s Office.
- Forward application of $10 to the Secretary of State’s Office. The Secretary of State’s Office will notify you by mail or email of approval. After securing bonding, bring the following to the Professional License Department:
- Proof of bonding
- Picture I.D.
- $19 Recording Fee
Our office is located at: 481 Main Street, Suite 101, Hazard, KY 41701