Information regarding the August 1, 2023 Legislative Updates More Info
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Notary Public commissions are renewed online by logging into the Notary profile. Please click here to login to your notary profile. Once logged into the profile, please select “Renew Commission” on the left navigation menu. This option will only be available if your commission is eligible. It must have expired or be set to expire within 30 days.
The current information on file will be displayed and you will be required to verify the information is correct or make changes if needed.
IMPORTANT NOTE: A non-refundable application fee is required to process a renewal application. Please see our fee schedule for fee information. Please have a valid method of payment ready before beginning the renewal process. Valid methods of payment include electronic checks from business or personal checking accounts as well as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards.
In addition, organizations that anticipate a high volume of notary activity may establish a pre-funded depository account with the Secretary of State for payment of application fees. If you previously paid for your commission with a depository account you may utilize this method again. You will be required to verify the information submitted previously. If your organization needs to establish a depository account, please send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If payment is not made or the renewal is interrupted for any reason, it will result in non-submittal of the renewal application. Please note: Limited Governmental Notary commissions do not have a specified expiration term and therefore are not eligible for renewal. If you hold a Limited Governmental Notary commission and leave qualified employment, your commission is no longer valid. In order to obtain a regular Notary Public commission, you will need to submit a new application. Please visit the Notary Public Home page for information and assistance with this type of application.