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New Applications 
Applications for Reappointment


     The Department of State is now accepting online notary public applications. This online system will allow both new notary public applicants and those applying for reappointment to securely submit their notary public application online. Notary public applicants will also have the ability to upload their mandatory notary education course completion certificate as well as any other documentation required to process their application. Additionally, the completed application will be sent electronically to the applicant’s State senator for endorsement.

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The Most Common Reasons Why Applications Are Returned To Applicants For Additional Information

  • Application is not accompanied by the $40.00 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Applicant has not signed the application.
  • Applicant's signature does not match the applicant's name as listed in Part I of the application.
  • Applicant has not provided sufficient information for the business or home address. A post office box number is not a sufficient address for Department of State records.
  • Applicant has not completed the municipality information. 
  • Applicant required to complete a mandatory education course has not provided the proof of education certificate.
  • Application has not been endorsed by the State Senator in the district where the applicant resides (or is employed, if a non-resident). 
  • Information provided on the application is illegible.
  • Applications for Reappointment must be filed at least 2 to 3 months prior to the expiration date of your commission.
  • Allow at least 4 to 6 weeks for processing New Notary Public applications.

     Use this Printable Notary Application. Print, fill in the form, and sign. Then send to the Notary Division.

Printable Application