After the application has been processed by the Secretary of State, your Certificate of Appointment will be sent to the county clerk in the county of application. For a Kentucky resident, the county of application is the county where the applicant resides or is principally employed as designated in line 3. For an applicant who is not a resident of Kentucky, but is employed in Kentucky, the county of application is the county in which the non-resident is principally employed. At the same time the Secretary of State sends the Certificate of Appointment to the county clerk, a written notice will be sent to you stating that your Certificate of Appointment is in the county clerk’s office. Within thirty (30) days of receiving your notice, you must go to the county clerk’s office and
(1) Post Bond;
(2) Take the Oath of Office; and
(3) File and record your commission in the office of the county clerk.
For specific information regarding these requirements, you should make direct contact with your county clerk.
INSTRUCTIONS BY LINE
Line 1 List your name as it is to appear on the Certificate of Appointment.
Line 2 List your home address. This is where your written notice of appointment will be mailed.
Line 3 List county of application. For a Kentucky resident, the county of application is county where the applicant resides OR is principally employed. For an applicant who is not a Kentucky resident, but is employed in Kentucky, the county of application is the county in which he or she is principally employed.
Line 4 Check whether a new appointment or a reappointment. If previously a
notary public and your commission has expired, please check new
Line 5 Requirements for becoming a notary.
Line 6 Signature of applicant.
Certificate of Approval by Official MUST be completed BEFORE mailing to the Secretary of State
Please mail application along with the fee of $10.00 be made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer to:
PO Box 821
Frankfort, KY 40602-0821