Become a New York Notary Public

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New York Notary Commission Overview

The step-by-step process for becoming a notary public in the state of New York is detailed below. Once you are ready to shop for supplies, simply visit our store. As a national provider of notary supplies, notary bonds, insurance, and training, has pretty much everything you need to become a New York notary public.


Importance of New York Notary Training

As a notary public in the State of New York, you have unlimited financial liability on every document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The New York Online Notary Course is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way for you to learn what you need to know to pass the New York Notary Exam and how to protect yourself as a notary.

How to Become a Notary Public in New York

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Become a New York Notary Public

1. Take our New York Notary Online Course to prepare for the New York Notary Exam, or study New York's Notary Public License Law.

2. Take the New York Notary Exam. The exam is Pass/Fail.

3. Once you receive your exam pass slip, complete the New York Notary Application

  • You will need to take your Oath of Office before a Notary. The Notary Search feature from Notary Rotary can help you to contact a Notary.

4. Send the completed application, oath of office forms, exam pass slip, and $65 fee to:

NYS Department of State
The Division of Licensing Services
PO Box 22001
Albany, NY 12201-2001

 5. Receive your New York Notary ID card.

6. Order your New York Notary stamp and other Notary supplies with us.

Congratulations! You are now a New York Notary Public!


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or Employee
Stamp/Seal: Not Required
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $60
Eligibility: No felony convictions
Other: Pass the NY Notary exam

New York State DEPARTMENT OF STATE Division of Licensing Services
P.O. Box 22065
Albany, NY 12201-2065

Phone: (518) 474-4429

New York Notary Public Requirements

  1. Submit a complete application and the $60 application fee.
  2. Pass the New York notary public state exam. New York attorneys and court clerks of the UCS do not have to take the exam.
  3. Be a resident of the state of New York and work either in or out of (having a business or office in) New York.