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Notary Public Commissions are processed with the Real Estate Department at our Burlington location 2950 Washington Street Burlington KY 41005. Notary Public commissions are valid for four (4) years and is governed by KRS 423.010.

To apply for a Kentucky Notary Public State at Large Appointment or Reappointment;

  • Visit the Secretary of State website Notary Application Online to apply. A form signed by the County Clerk is no longer required 
  • Once approved, the applicant will be notified that a “Certificate of Appointment” has been made available to the County Clerk’s office for which they applied.
  • The applicant must come to the Boone County Clerk Real Estate Department 2950 Washington Street Burlington KY 41005 to be sworn in.
– The notary must provide a government issued ID.
– $19.00 (CASH OR CHECK) for recording fee.
– Paperwork for their surety bond issued by an insurance company.
 As of January 1, 2020, the surety bond for $1,000.00 must be from an insurance company.
Check with the insurance agency of your choice to request notary bond information.

What is a Notary Public ?

A notary public is an official of the Commonwealth of Kentucky appointed to take acknowledgments, administer oaths and affirmations, take verifications, certify that a copy of a document is a true copy, certify depositions, protest negotiable instruments, witness or attest signatures, and perform other notarial acts authorized by Kentucky Revised Statute. A notary public may also certify that a tangible copy of an electronic record is an accurate copy of the electronic record if the notary has taken reasonable steps to confirm the accuracy of that certification.

Notary Public State at Large: A notary public, state at large, is a resident or non-resident of Kentucky who is appointed by the Secretary of State under KRS 423.390 to perform notarial acts within the state of Kentucky.

An applicant for a commission as a notary public, state at large, must:

  • Be at least eighteen years of age;
  • Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States;
  • Be a resident of, or have a place of employment or practice in the Kentucky county where the application is made;
  • Be able to read and write English; and not disqualified under KRS 423.395.

Click here for general notary information from the Kentucky Secretary of State’s website.
Click here for frequently asked questions regarding notaries and notary services.

For questions please contact; Kentucky Secretary of State
700 Capital Ave., Ste. 152
Frankfort, KY 40601
P: (502) 564-3490

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