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Notaries Public in New York

Welcome to the Notary Near Me ™ page for New York. Click on the links above to find a notary in New York by city. Once you locate a New York Notary Public, view details of their professional notary experience on their profile page, such as whether they are a loan signing agent, or can receive e-docs.

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Become a Notary Public in New York

The information and links below provide a general overview of how to become a Notary Public in New York

Qualifications

Notaries Public in New York are commissioned by the Secretary of State. In order to become a Notary Public in New York, you must be 18 years of age or older and either a legal resident or have a principle place of business or employment in the state of New York. An applicant must also be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien. If you are a first time applicant, you must pass the required state exam. Applicants must be able to read, write, and understand English, and may not have had a felony conviction.

A complete overview of qualifications and requirements for being appointed as a NY Notary Public can be viewed on the Secretary of State website: http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/notary/notary.html

Notary Exam

Preparation for the notary exam should include referring to the Notary Public License Law booklet available from the New York Department of State's Division of Licensing Services. The booklet serves as a resource outlining exam topics, including: notary law, general terms, and information related to the duties and functions of a notary public.

Notary Public New York Mobile Notary Fees

Mobile notaries in New York may charge a reasonable travel fee to perform a notarial act.

Notary Public New York Maximum Notary Fees

Maximum notarization fees are based on the New York Government Code Section 136. A notary public may charge a fee of up to $2 for administering an oath or affirmation or for taking an acknowledgment or proof of execution. Refer to the Notary Public License Law to see the maximum notary fees.

New York Notary Public Acknowledgment Information

An acknowledgment is the notary act of a signer declaring to a Notary Public that they have willingly signed a document. The act of presenting a signed document before a Notary Public and asking the Notary Public to notarize the signature constitutes acknowledging signing the document. The signer may sign the document before being in the presence of the Notary Public, however, the signer must appear before the Notary Public to sign the notary journal and receive the affixation of the notary seal on the notary certificate.

New York Notary Public Jurat Information

A Jurat is the notary act of a signer swearing under oath before a Notary Public that the statement in the notarized document is true. Jurat certificate wording must accompany all Jurat notary acts in one of the following: within the document itself, after the signature area(s), or on an attached certificate form.