Public Notary

Who can be a Notary?

Must be 18 years of age or older

Must be of good moral character

Must be capable of discharging duties imposed by law 

Must not be a convicted felon

Apply to be a Notary

An Application for Appointment for Notary State at Large must be completed and signed by the applicant

Applications to become a notary should should be submitted through the Secretary of State's website, sos.ky.gov.

Once approved, the applicant will be notified by mail that a "Certificate of Appointment" has been mailed to he Madison County Clerk's Office. The notice will indicate a thirty (30) day time period for the applicant to go to the Madison County Clerks Office (Richmond) and complete the process. 

There is a $19.00 recording fee 

($10.00 for recording the bond, $4.00 for taking/preparing the bond, and $5.00 for administering the oath)

A surety bond in the amount of $1,000.00 is required. 

An insurance company may sign as surety. (Check with the insurance agency of your choice to request notary bond information ) The bond must cover the entire period of the notary appointment. 

Richmond Office

101 W. Main St. 

Richmond, KY 40475

(859) 624-4703

8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Berea Office

304 Chestnut St. 

Berea, KY 40403

(859) 986-1460

8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.