A notary public is an official of integrity commissioned to an eight-year term by the governor to serve the public as an impartial witness to the identity, comprehension and intent of a person requesting a notarial act.
For information about the duties and responsibilities of notaries, continuing education requirements, as well as procedures to become a notary public, see the information below.
All Notary applicants are required to take a notary education course before applying. You may choose to take an education course from a vendor or the free SOS education course by clicking the "Take Course" button below.
Click the "Continue" button below to be taken to the Notary portal, administered by MyLicense. There you may:
Apply for a Notary Commission
Update your information
Renew your Notary Commission
Order a copy of your Notary Commission
Due to a high volume of applications and renewals, renewals are prioritized and processed based on the expiration date of the Notary Public Commission. At a minimum, renewal applications will likely not be processed until two weeks before the date of expiration.