Notary Division

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NEW: To review the updated Notary regulations - (COMAR 01.02.08)​ click here

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​

  • ​​​TO ORDE​​R THE MARYLAND NOTARY HANDBOOK
    ​​ ​​You may purchase the notary handbook in one of the following ways:
    • by credit card ​online​; (fastest service)
    • by check;
    • or call to provide payment info
    ​The order form may be downloaded to mail in payment with the order.​

    ​C​lic​k​ ​h​ere​ for ​order form information, pricing and payment options​​.​​

    If you have any questions, p​lease call 410-974-5520​.

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    Remote Notary Information

    Upcomin​g Events

    ​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 62​.50 cents per mile.

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

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


    Charities and Legal Services Division Annual Reports

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    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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