Notary Division


New and Renewing Applicants and Course of Study

  • New Notary Application Information
  • Renewal Application Information for currently commissioned notaries public​
  • List of Authorized Course​ of Study and Examination Providers-effective 10/1/2021
  • ​Find the legislative district number & the name of your Senator ! Use the look-up link provided by the Maryland General Assembly​
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    General Notary Info​rma​​tion​​​

  • Change of Name and/or Address Form
  • Search for a Notary
  • Report a possible violation/infraction of a notary
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Click here to look up the Annotated Code of Maryland statutes
  • Click here to look up the Notary Public: General Regulations​

    ​​​Effective May, 2022 the following SOS Handbooks are available for purchase​:
    • Maryland Notaries Handbook
    • Maryland Condominium Act
    • Maryland Solicitations Act​​

    ​​These handbooks may be purchased by credit card ​ online,
    or, an order form may be downloaded to mail in payment with the order.​
    C​lick here for ​order form information, pricing and payment options​​.​​

    If you have any questions, p​lease call 410-260-3876.

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    Remote Notary Information

    ​Notary Public Town Halls​

    • ​​Effective Immediately:* The regulation regarding the mileage fee that a Notary Public may charge when traveling to perform a notarization has been changed. Now, a Notary Public may demand and receive reimbursement at the prevailing rate for mileage established by the Internal Revenue Service for business travel and a fee not to exceed $5 for travel if required for the performance of a notarial act.  The IRS mileage rate for 2022 is 58.50​ cents per mile.

    ​​Notary Public Online Application and​
    Renewal Service Now Available

    Statutory Authority: State Government Article, §18-101 et seq. of the Annotated Code of Maryland.​​

    Effective January 1, 2021 the Notary division is going paperless ALL applications, communications, etc. will be electronic. Every notary is responsible to ensure that SOS has a current e-mail, street address, and business phone number on file at all times.

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