Guidance on how to practice social distancing while complying with the in-person personal appearance requirements of the North Carolina notary law.
Promote, Serve, and Protect Public Interests
Notaries are public officers of the State of North Carolina charged with protecting the public from fraud and forgery. The primary tools notaries use in fulfilling this statutory obligation are requiring personal appearance, positively identifying signers and recording evidence of the notarization in a journal of notary acts. Notaries have a vital role in protecting the citizens of North Carolina and facilitating commerce for those doing business in the Old North State.
What We Do
The Notary Public section is responsible for administering the statewide notary program including issuing notary commissions to qualified applicants, developing notary training and testing materials for notary education, certifying notary instructors and enforcing the notary laws.
Mailing AddressThe Notary Public Section
Post Office Box 29626
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0626