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Sign the Petition to Increase Notary Fees
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.