How to Become a New York Notary

How to Become a Notary Public in New York

  1. We recommend you first take our Online New York Notary Video Course to get you prepared for the New York Notary Exam ($49.95)
  2. Pass the NY State Notary Exam ($15.00)
  3. Submit an application to the Secretary of State ($60.00)
    • Include $60 check payable to Division of Licensing Services
    • Applicant must be given an oath by a notary and have the application notarized
    • Include "Pass Slip" for NY State Notary Exam
  4. Your Commission Card should arrive within 3-4 weeks
  5. Go to the County Clerk to file your official Certificate of Character and oath
  6. If you ordered notary supplies, fax or email a copy of your commission card to: (615) 790-7912 or otherwise, order New York Notary Supplies now.


New York Notary Supplies

New York Notary Requirements

Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or Employee
Stamp/Seal: Not Required
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $60
Eligibility: No felony convictions
Other: Pass the NY Notary exam

New York State DEPARTMENT OF STATE Division of Licensing Services
P.O. Box 22065
Albany, NY 12201-2065

Phone: (518) 474-4429

Important New York Notary Links

New York State Website
New York Notary Application
New York Apostilles
New York Notary Name Change
New York Notary Address Change
New York Notary Database
New York Notary Handbook

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