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Notary Public Appointment (KRS 423.010)

The Professional License Department handles applications for notary public commissions. The notary public commission is valid for four (4) years.

The following requirements must be met:

  1. Eighteen (18) years of age, of good moral character, and cannot be a convicted felon.
  2. Application for Appointment to the Office of Notary Public Form can be downloaded from the Secretary of State’s Office.
  3. Forward application of $10 to the Secretary of State’s Office. The Secretary of State’s Office will notify you by mail or email of approval. After securing bonding, bring the following to the Professional License Department:
    • Proof of bonding
    • Picture I.D.
    • $19 Recording Fee

    Our office is located at:
    Ohio County Clerk
    301 S Main St #201,
    Hartford, KY 42347

    Phone: (270) 298-4423

    Ohio County Clerk - Bess Ralph

    Bess Ralph

    Ohio County Clerk

    Ohio County Deputy Clerk - Christina Shepard

    Christina Shephard 

    Chief Deputy

    Hartford Office:

    Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    301 S Main St #201,
    Hartford, KY 42347

    Email: [email protected]

    Motor Vehicle Department:

    Phone: (270) 298-4422
    Fax: (270) 298-4425

    Recording Department:

    Phone: (270) 298-4423
    Fax: (270) 298-4426

    Fordsville Office:

    Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Closed for lunch - 12-12:30 p.m.
    Phone: (270) 276-3904

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