The Kentucky Office of the Secretary of State has authority over the licensing of notaries. Both residents and non-residents of Kentucky may be appointed as a notary. There is no examination as a requirement for licensing. Even so, a notary public handbook is provided by the state as reference.
A candidate for the notary license is also required to file a notary bond in an amount that will vary depending on the Kentucky county in which your commission is filed. The bond takes just a few minutes to obtain and is low-priced.
The Kentucky notary bond is a one time payment for your licensing term of 4 years. The premium is just $50.00 for a $10,000 surety bond; $60 for a $15,000 surety bond.
Qualifying is by the completion of an application and payment of the premium which can be taken over the phone with our agent. There is no credit check or underwriter review for this bond.
Once the premium is paid, the notary bond is issued to you immediately. While a copy of the bond can be emailed to you, it is the original notary bond that you will want to file with the Secretary of State’s office. You will also sign this bond as Principal before filing.
The bond is mailed from our agency within one business day from the receipt of your payment.
Our agency will also need the date of your commission to accurately issue your notary bond. A wrong date will cause the county to reject the submission of your surety bond.
The Kentucky notary bond is not an insurance policy for the licensed notary. More correctly, it is more akin to an extension of credit. This surety bond protects members of the public from malfeasance, negligence, or fraud in the performance of notarial acts.
AmeriPro Surety Bonds is a surety bonds-only agency which provides license and permit bonds throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Our agency also provides surety bonds nationwide.
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