Your One-Stop Shop to Become a Kentucky Notary

The American Association of Notaries offers a simple step-by-step guide to become a Kentucky notary. With our help, becoming a Kentucky notary is easy and hassle-free.

To become a notary in Kentucky, you must:

  • 1- Be at least eighteen years of age.

  • 2- Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

  • 3- Be a resident of or have a place of employment or practice in the Kentucky county where you applied.

  • 4- Be able to read and write English.

  • 5- Not be disqualified under KRS 423.395.

Steps to Become a Notary in Kentucky

To become a notary public in Kentucky, make sure you meet the eligibility
requirements listed above, then complete the following five steps:

Step 1- Submit a Notary Public Application for Appointment

Click here to print and complete a Kentucky notary public application for appointment. Scan the signed notary application and upload it to the secretary of state’s website. You will be asked to pay the $10 filing fee online. If you would like, you can mail your completed notary application to the secretary of state along with the $10 filing fee.

Step 2- Order a four-year, $1,000 Kentucky notary bond

Upon approval of your notary application, the Kentucky Secretary of State will email your approval letter. Order a notary bond with the exact effective and expiration date printed on the approval letter. For your protection, we are including a four-year, $7,500 errors and omission insurance policy at no additional cost to you. The notary bond is available for download immediately upon checkout. Click here to order a notary bond. 

Step 3- File the notary bond with the county clerk’s office

Take your notary bond to the county clerk’s office of the county in which you are to be commissioned. The county clerk will file the notary bond, administer the oath of office, and issue you your notary commission certificate.

Step 4- Purchase a Kentucky notary stamp

Save up to 40% on Kentucky notary supplies by choosing the American Association of Notaries. All our notary stamps are made in house, comply with Kentucky notary law, and come with a lifetime warranty. Click here to order a Kentucky notary stamp.

Step 5- Email us a copy of your commission certificate

Fax or email a copy of your Kentucky notary commission certificate so we can prepare and ship your Kentucky notary stamp, notary journal, and any additional notary supplies you have ordered.

Kentucky Notary Value Package I

Everything you need to become a notary in Kentucky

Only $74.67*
Includes a One-year Membership to AAN

Limited time offer - save up to 40% on notary supplies

This Kentucky notary package includes:
Four-year, $1,000 Kentucky notary bond
Four-year, $7,500 Kentucky errors and omissions insurance policy included at no additional charge
Notary course approved by the Kentucky Secretary of State**
Trodat self-inking rectangular notary stamp
Kentucky notary journal
One-year membership to AAN
Four years of expert support
Your Cost: Only $74.67*

* The Kentucky Notary Value Package I may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory four-year, $1,000 notary bond for $33.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P101 on the order form. The Kentucky Notary Value Package II may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory four-year, $1,000 notary bond for $41.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P102 on the order form. The Kentucky four-year, $1,000 notary bond may also be purchased separately for $40.00. Discounts and savings apply only to supplies. Bond and insurance prices include a 1.8% tax surcharge required by the State of Kentucky.

**Required by law.

Kentucky notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company (established 1900). Kal Tabbara is a licensed insurance agent in Kentucky.