Clerk of Circuit Court

Notary Public


Notary Public Applications

•Applications to become a notary public are available in the Clerk's Office or via the mail. Written requests for applications should be mailed to the Circuit Court Clerk's Office and should include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

•Applications are also available through the Secretary of the Commonwealth at the following site: http://www.soc.state.va.us/OfficialDocuments/Notary/notary.cfm

•Completed applications should be mailed to the Secretary of the Commonwealth with a check or money order in the amount of $45 payable to the Treasurer of Virginia.

•A Deputy Clerk can assist applicants with parts II and IV of the application. It is not necessary for applicants to come to the Clerk's Office if two other individuals complete these two sections. These individuals must meet the criteria detailed on the application


Claiming a Notary Public Commission

•When the notary commission has been issued, the Secretary of the Commonwealth will send a notice to the applicant. Applicants must subsequently appear in person in the Clerk's Office to receive their commission. No appointment is necessary; however, it is suggested that you contact the Clerk's Office to confirm your commission is ready for pickup. Once you appear in the Clerk's Office, an oath will be issued and a $10 Clerk's fee will be collected. Payment may be made by cash, check or money order (payable to the Circuit Court Clerk). Most major debit and credit cards are accepted, a small fee will be charged.

•Commissions expire if not claimed within 60 days of the commission date. Applicants who do not claim their commission within 60 days must re-apply.