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.