LOOK for Notary notifications in your email!
Once your Notary application is approved, you will receive a notice to visit the Register of Deeds office in the county of your commission to take the oath of office. The notice will be delivered by email (if you provide an email address during the application process) to Notaries commissioned in one of the counties listed below. Notaries commissioned in other counties (or if you don't provide an email address) will receive their notice by United States Postal Service.
If paying by check, please make checks payable to: "NC Secretary of State"