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Rowan County Clerk

Our mission is to be the most cost-efficient and customer focused clerk's office in the state of Kentucky.

Notary Public

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 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 the Rowan County Clerk’s Office. The notice will indicate a thirty (30) day time period for the applicant to go to the Rowan County Clerks Office 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.

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