Notary Public

Where can I find a Notary to notarize my signature?
Most banks provide this service for free if you have an account with them. The License Place Agency adjacent to the courthouse also offers Notary Public Services for a fee.

NOTE:  The Register of Deeds office DOES NOT offer Notary Services.

What are the requirements for becoming a Notary Public?
Upon Completion of course, the instructor will issue applications.

  • An applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Reside or by employed in this state.
  • An applicant must satisfactorily complete a course of study that is approved by the Secretary of State consisting of six hours of classroom instruction provided by a community college in your area, unless the person is a licensed member of the Bar of this state.
  • An applicant must submit an application containing no significant mis-statement or omission of fact.
  • Any person who has been found guilty of treason or any other felony against this State, the United States or any state, will not qualify.
  • Any person who has been found guilty of corruption or malpractice in any office, or
  • Any person who has been removed from a any office by impeachment will not qualify.

Upon completion of a course the instructor will issue an application for you to mail with a non-refundable fee of $50.00 to the Secretary of State. If approved,  the Secretary of State will send a notification to you to take to the Register of Deeds’ Office where you will be given the Oath of Office as a Notary.  The fee for this $10.00 made payable to the Register of Deeds.