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New York State Notary Public Pre-Filled Application (Samples Only)

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Legal Updates

This service is provided to you by Notary Public Central.  It is essential that a New York State Notary Public keep up to date with any new laws that will affect them now and in the future.  (Please bookmark this page and refer to it often).

Executive Order 202.7 - Allowing for temporary Electronic Notarizations during the Pandemic - until May 27,2021 - Read More

RED Flag Rules - The FTC's mandatory requirements for Identity Theft Prevention at Institutions and how this impacts Notaries Public  - Published by the NNA & FTC

On April 2, 2012, the Division of Licensing Services moved to the following address:

1 Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue - 6th Floor Customer Service Counter
Albany, NY 12231


If you plan to visit our Office, the customer service hours for the above office is Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 4:30pm

To ensure prompt delivery of your mail, it is important that you utilize the below mailing address:


NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
P.O. Box 22001
Albany, NY 12201-2001


The Department of State is drafting proposed regulations pertaining to foreign language advertisements placed by notaries public. To comment on the draft regulation (pdf), please contact Whitney A. Clark, Associate Attorney, NYS Department of State, Office of Counsel, One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12231.

Effective Notarial Laws 2019


No person shall be appointed as a notary public under this article who has been convicted, in this state or any other state or territory, of a crime, unless the secretary makes a finding in conformance with all applicable statutory requirements, including those contained in article twenty-three-A of the correction law, that such convictions do not constitute a bar to appointment.  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Notary Public Fee Schedule

  • Oath - $2.00

  • Affirmation - $2.00

  • Acknowledgment - $2.00/pp

  • Proof of Execution - $2.00/pp

  • Swearing Witness - $2.00/pp

  • Protest - .75¢

  • Additional Notices - .10¢