Application for Appointment as Notary Public
To become a Notary or to renew a Notary Commission, you must complete an application as prescribed by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. The fee to the Secretary of the Commonwealth is $45.
Applications for appointment as a Notary Public are made to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. The Application for Appointment as Notary Public Form may be printed from this site or is available at any Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court. Instructions for completion of the application are included as a part of the form.
Upon appointment as a Notary by the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, you must appear in person in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court to take an oath and receive the Commission. You will be notified by letter from the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth when your Commission has been sent to the designated Office of the Clerk. The fee to the Clerk is $10.
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However, we are prohibited by law from giving legal advice, restating the law, or recommending legal action. It is not the intention of our office, nor of this website, to offer legal solutions. Questions regarding interpretation of the law should be directed to an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The purpose of this information is to better inform the general public of procedural matters. Nothing contained herein is intended to advise anyone as to legal remedies for a particular circumstance. Circuit Court Clerks and their Deputy Clerks cannot render legal advice.