Kentucky Notary Bond

What is a notary bond?

A notary bond is a three-party obligation. The bonding company guarantees to the Kentucky Secretary of State's office that it will pay, on behalf of a commissioned Kentucky notary, any losses incurred by the public up to $1,000 during the notary’s commission term. The surety company will then demand reimbursement from the notary in the event of such paid losses. 

Who needs a Kentucky notary bond?

Kentucky law requires individuals applying for or renewing a notary commission to maintain a four-year, $1,000 notary bond during their notary commission term as a guaranty that the notary will perform his or her notary duties faithfully.

Where can I purchase a bond?

Kentucky law requires notaries to purchase a Kentucky notary bond in the amount of $1,000 from a licensed surety company authorized to do business in Kentucky. For your protection, all of our bonds are written by CNA Surety, one of the nation's largest surety companies, which maintains the highest reputation in customer satisfaction and claim-handling service. You can purchase a notary bond from AAN by clicking on the button below.

How do I file my notary bond with the Kentucky Secretary of State?

Kentucky notary bonds must be filed at your county clerk's office, within thirty days of receiving your approval notice. 

Notary Bond Includes a 4-year, $7,500 Kentucky errors and omissions insurance policy at no additional cost to you!

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.