Become a South Carolina Notary Public

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South Carolina Notary Commission Overview

The step-by-step process for becoming a notary public in the state of South Carolina is detailed below. Once you are ready to shop for supplies, simply visit our store. As a national provider of notary supplies, notary bonds, insurance, and training, has pretty much everything you need to become a South Carolina notary public.


Importance of South Carolina Notary Training

As a notary public in the State of South Carolina, you have unlimited financial liability on every document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The South Carolina Online Notary Course is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way for you to learn what to do and how to protect yourself as a notary. Whether you are a new or current notary public, you should spend some time learning the laws. 


How to Become a Notary Public in South Carolina

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Become a South Carolina Notary Public


1. Complete the Notary Public Application and Renewal Application. You must be a registered voter. If you do not know your voter registration number, call your County Board of Elections and Voter Registration, or visit the South Carolina Election Commission website.

2. Get your application notarized.

3. Pay the $25 fee. Mail your application to your county delegation office. These offices are listed at the end of the application.

4. Purchase your South Carolina notary stamp.

5. Once you receive your Notary Public Commission, file your commission certificate with your county clerk and pay the $10 fee.

Congratulations! You are now a notary public in South Carolina!


Commission Term: 10 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident
Stamp/Seal: Stamp or Embosser
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $25
Eligibility: No felony convictions and not currently serving out a conviction, registered voter
Other: Be able to read and write English

SC Secretary of State's Office
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 525
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: (803) 734-2512