Notary Division

"If you have recently renewed your notary commission or applied for a new notary commission, please know that courthouses are currently not open to the public. This includes the offices of the Clerks of the Court, where you obtain your notary commission. You will not be able to pick up your commission until they reopen. We will hold your commission until the Clerks of the Court are open. When they reopen, we will issue your commission to the Clerk of the Court. At that time, you will be able to get sworn in for your commission. Please continue to visit this page for updates which are posted as they are available."

Effective March 1, 2019, the Notary Division will no longer mail renewal reminders to Notaries. Renewal reminders will be sent by email only, to the email address associated with your registration. If you have changed email addresses or would like to change your email address, please be sure to go to the following link to update your profile:

  • 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 2020 is 57.50 cents per mile.

Notary Public Online Application and Renewal Service Now Available

Find the legislative district number & the name of your Senator ! Use the look-up link provided by the Maryland General Assembly


If you do not wish to complete these applications online, you may still download and print the Applications from our website.

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