Notary stamp updating commission dates
• May a notary public charge for administering an oath or affirmation or for taking an acknowledgment or proof or execution? • What happens if my document was notarized by a person who purported to be a notary public, but was not?• In addition to my residence address, should I provide you with my business address on my notary application?Unless otherwise authorized by law, a notarial fee may not exceed this amount.The renewal application is mailed to the notary approximately three months prior to the expiration of his or her term of office.We strongly recommend not copying or publicly displaying your commission certificate in order to avoid the possibility of it being used improperly.Should you realize that your notary seal or journal commission certificate is missing or has been stolen, you must first inform your local police.Failure to do so may result in a civil penalty. Our office will mail the certificate to the address you supply.
Instructions for proper submission are included with the renewal application.
Notaries Public are "commissioned" (i.e., licensed) by the Secretary of State.
An applicant for a notary public commission must submit to the Division of Licensing Services an original application and fee.
After receiving and approving an applicant for a notary public commission, the Secretary of State forwards the commission, the original oath of office and the signature of the notary public to the appropriate county clerk.
The county clerk maintains a record of the commission and signature.