Statewide License Detail

General Info

Notary Commission

Statewide License

In Maryland, an individual who wishes to be commissioned as a notary public may obtain an application from Office of the Secretary of State. After an application is submitted to the secretary of state, it then goes to the state senator of the applicant's senatorial district. If the senator approves the application, it is returned to the secretary of state, and appointment will be made upon approval of the governor.

Valid for 4 years Revised : No Date
varies Approval time
$20-$22 Application cost
10-15 mins Average completion time

How to get your license?

Obtaining the License

Steps, requirements and documents

Must be 18 years old, of good character, of known good character, integrity and abilities.

Must be living or working in the State of Maryland.

A copy of Driver's License or MVA State Identification Card that has current address.

Three references (not family members or your employer) who may be contacted to attest to your character.


How do I apply?

Apply or register

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How do I maintain or renew my license?

Maintaining Your License

Renewal after 4 years

You may need to meet or abide by all of the following requirements
in order to maintain or renew your license

Pay renewal fees within 30 days after issuance of notice of renewal.

License issuer

Agency/Contact

Information

Who issues the license?

Secretary of State
sos.maryland.gov

Contact information

Work hours: 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Address: 16 Francis St. , Annapolis, MD 21401

How do I apply?

Apply or register

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Download form Download the .PDF file
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