Please be advised that extreme weather conditions are expected in the Triangle area Thursday, February 26, 2015, that will likely prevent staff from traveling to their work stations in Raleigh. Due to lingering effects of the winter storm, we expect to continue to be at reduced staffing levels on Friday, February 27 and until travel conditions improve in the metro-Triangle area. If you need to visit our offices for service, we strongly encourage you to call (919) 807-2225 before making the trip to ensure that we have staff on hand to meet your needs. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
  1. Register to take the Notary Public Course at your local community college.

  2. Obtain a North Carolina Notary Public Guidebook from your local community college or from The School of Government, UNC Chapel Hill, CB #3330, Knapp-Sanders Building, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330, phone: 919-966-4119

  3. Take the Notary Public Course and pass the notary public examination with a score of 80% or better.

  4. Complete the notary public application and present it to your notary instructor for their signature after successful completion of the Notary Public Course.

  5. Have the notary application notarized.

  6. Send the notarized application to the Department of Secretary of State along with a $50 registration fee to:

    NC Secretary of State
    PO Box 29626
    Raleigh, NC 27626

  7. Obtain the Notary Oath Notification Letter from the Department of Secretary of State.

    LOOK for Notary notifications in your eMail!

  8. Take your oath at the Register of Deeds Office in the county of your residence within 45 days of the Notary Commission issue date. The Register of Deeds’ fee for taking the oath will be $10.

  9. Purchase a North Carolina notary seal.