• For those notary applicants who have been notified that the Secretary of State has accepted their application, we are completing oath and bonding by appointment only. Please follow the link at the bottom of the page to schedule an appointment.
  • At the time of your appointment, you will need to provide a notary insurance bond in the amount of at least $1000.00 to us at your appointment. You are strongly encouraged to send an electronic copy of your bond to for review prior to your appointment. Bonds by property owners are no longer allowed as of January 1, 2020.
  • There is a $19.00 fee for oath/bond recording. Cash, check made payable to Fayette County Clerk, or card (minimal processing fee) are accepted.
  • Please bring your government-issued identification.
  • Masks must be worn during your appointment.
All appointments are held at the Fayette County Clerk's Office, 162 E. Main Street, Lexington, Ky 40507. Please park in the Helix Garage at this address. At your designated appointment time, proceed to the 2nd Floor entrance to check in. You will then be directed to Room 132. If you do not have the proper documentation needed for your transaction, you will be asked to reschedule.

Current Appointment System Link:  SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT NOW

New Appointment System Starts November 9th SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT


Additional General Information:

  • As of July 2009, notary ID numbers were issued to each notary and printed on their certificate.  Beginning January, 2020, a Kentucky notary must include their notary ID number on any acknowledgement.
  • When the notary takes the oath, they must swear that they have not fought a duel with deadly weapons.