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NOTARY PUBLIC APPOINTMENT (KRS 423.010)
Notary public commissions are valid for four (4) years. The following requirements must be met:
- Applicant must be eighteen (18) years old or older.
- Resident of county.
- Good moral character.
- Capable of discharging duties imposed by law.
- Cannot be a convicted felon.
- Application for Appointment to the Office of Notary Public Form must be completed by applicant.
- Application must be signed by the County Clerk.
- The signed application must be mailed to the Secretary of State in Frankfort, Kentucky. A $10.00 state fee must accompany the application.
- If approved, the applicant will be notified that a "Certificate of Appointment" has been sent to the county clerk's office.
- The applicant must come to the county clerk's office to take the oath of office within 30 days.
- A bond is required. The bond may be an insurance policy bond or a property owner can be the surety. The property owner must come into the county clerk's office and sign for the applicant. (A husband and wife cannot sign a surety bond for each other if the property is jointly owned. In effect the customer would be signing for himself or herself.)
The County Clerk recording fee is $8.00.
Requirements for Filing a
Title Lien Statement KRS 186A.190, KRS 186A.193, KRS 186A.195 & 355.9-502(1) - Return to Top
A title lien statement must have the following information to be filed:
- The name(s) of the debtor and their mailing address
- The name of the secured party and their mailing address
- Date executed
- Description of collateral (year, make, ID Number)
- Title or goldenrod copy of form (TC-96-181)
- Fees equal to or greater than the required fee
Filing Fees KRS 64.012
Receipt of the filing fee is a recording requirement. The filing fee for a title lien statement is $21.00 per individual titled property.
Late Filing of Title Liens - KRS 186A.200(2)
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Statutory law requires the secured party to file the lien within twenty (20) days of its execution by the debtor. If not timely filed, a penalty of $2.00 is assessed by the County Clerk as a prerequisite for filing, together with the regular filing fee (KRS 186A.200(2)). Title Lien Statements should be dated. If a title lien statement is not dated, a $2.00 late fee is charged because the clerk's office has no way of knowing when the document was executed.