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PROCEDURE FOR COMPLETING NOTARY COMMISSION DURING OFFICE CLOSURE:

  • For those notary applicants who have been notified that the Secretary of State has accepted their application, we are completing oath and bonding either in-person by appointment only, or through video conference.  Please follow the link at the bottom of the page to schedule an in-person appointment.
  • To complete your appointment by Zoom video conference, please drop your bond paperwork, check for $19.00 payable to Fayette County Clerk, and contact information in our drop-box at 162 E. Main Street, 2nd floor of the Helix Garage, or mail to Fayette County Clerk, 162 E. Main Street, Room 132, Lexington, KY 40507.  Please note Attn: Meredith Watson. Once received, we will reach back out to schedule your video conference.

  • 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 fccinquiry@fayettecountyclerk.com 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 for in-person appointments. 
  • 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 proceed to the 1st Floor entrance to check in at your appointment time. If you do not have the proper documentation needed for your transaction, you will be asked to reschedule.
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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 and their commission expiration date on any acknowledgement.
  • When the notary takes the oath, they must swear that they have not fought a duel with deadly weapons.