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Notaries Public in North Carolina

Welcome to the Notary Near Me ™ page for North Carolina. Click on the links above to find a notary in North Carolina by city. Once you locate a North Carolina 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 North Carolina

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


Notaries Public in North Carolina are commissioned by the Secretary of State. In order to become a Notary Public in North Carolina, you must be 18 years of age or older or legally emancipated as defined in Article 35 of Chapter 7B of the North Carolina General Statutes. You must be a resident or have a principal place of business or employment in North Carolina and be a legal resident of the United States. Applicants must be able to speak, read, and write English, and hold a high school diploma or equivalent. You must pass an instructional course and a written exam unless you are a licensed member of the North Carolina State Bar, as well as purchase and keep as a reference the most recent Notary Public Manual approved by the North Carolina Secretary of State.

A complete overview of qualifications and requirements for being appointed as a NC Notary Public can be viewed on the Secretary of State website:

Notary Exam

For further information on the instructional course and written exam, refer to the Secretary of State website:

Notary Public North Carolina Mobile Notary Fees

Mobile notaries in North Carolina are not permitted to charge a travel fee.

Notary Public North Carolina Maximum Notary Fees

Maximum notarization fees are based on the North Carolina General Statutes Section 10B-31. A notary public may charge a fee of up to $5 per signature. Refer to the North Carolina General Statutes to see the maximum notary fees.

North Carolina 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.

North Carolina 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.