Kentucky notary information
Contact Information

Notary Commissions
P.O. Box 821
Frankfort, KY 40602-0821


Appointment and Commissioning

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.