Notary Public Appointment

KRS 423.010

Notary public commissions are valid for four (4) years. The following requirements must be met:

  1. Applicant must be eighteen (18) years old or older.
  2. Resident of county or county of primary employment (includes persons that live in another state, but are employed in a Kentucky county)
  3. Good moral character
  4. Capable of discharging duties imposed by law
  5. Cannot be a convicted felon
  6. Application for Appointment to the Office of Notary Public Form must be completed by applicant.
  7. If approved, the applicant will be notified that a “Certificate of Appointment” has been sent to the county clerk’s office.
  8. The applicant must come to the county clerk’s office to take the oath of office within 30 days.
  9. A $1,000 surety bond is required. The amount of the surety bond may vary from county to county based on the discretion of the County Clerk. An insurance company may provide a copy of their surety bond but it must be notarized and include the wording of the attached example in the notary. The companies that have agreed to issue surety bonds are listed at the bottom of the page
  10. The county clerk recording fee is $19.00. $10.00 recording the bond, $4.00 taking/preparing the bond, $5.00 administering the oath. KRS 64.012

Accepted Methods of Payment:
Cash, Personal Check, Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, Money Order or Traveler’s Check.

Recommended Notaries

Charles Adams Insurance

221 20th Street
Ashland, KY 41101
606-325-9709
$50.00 does not include tax

Kentucky Rupert Insurance Agency

221 20th Street
Ashland, KY 41101
$50.00 does not include tax

Harold D. Miller

2017 29th Street
Ashland, KY 41101
606-473-6211
$40.00 approximately

J Ryan/Hanni Insurance Group Incorporated

508 16th Street
Ashland, KY 41101
606-325-0607
$95 for 4 year bond, includes set up fee & shipping from carrier

Scott Hester State Farm

800 13th Street
Ashland, KY 41101
$53.45 includes tax

Debbie Jones

Boyd County Clerk

Boyd County Courthouse
P.O. Box 523
2800 Louisa St.
Catlettsburg, Ky. 41129

Phone: (606) 739-5116
Fax:
 (606) 739-6357
Email:[email protected]

Branch Offices
Kyova Mall
Phone: (606) 929-9595
Fax: (606) 929-9696
Hours:
10:30am - 6:00pm (M-F)
10:30am - 2:00pm (SAT)

Ashland Office
335 16th Street
Ashland, Ky. 41101
Phone: (606) 325-3547
Fax: (606) 329-2812
Hours: 
9:00am - 4:30pm (M-F)

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