With the signing of House Bill 776 into law, Emergency Video Notarization is restored until 6/30/2023 when a new Remote Online Notarization program is implemented. NEW FEES: 1. For acknowledgments, jurats, verifications, or proofs the new fee is $10 per principal signature. 2. For oaths or affirmations without a signature, the fee is $10 per person, except for the identity of a principal or subscribing witness. 3. For an electronic notarization under G.S. 10B-188, the fee is $15 (E-Notarizations). 4. The new Remote Online Notary fee will be $25 per principal position when RON becomes effective in July of 2023.
Last year, Secretary Elaine Marshall and Ozie Stallworth (Director of Electronic Notarization and Enforcement and long-time notary instructor) hosted a virtual FIRESIDE CHAT where NC notaries got a chance to ask their burning notarial questions. We received great feedback from you asking us to do more of these. So... we decided it's time to take this show on the road (safely) with a series of Notary Chats! Secretary Marshall and Ozie will be going to a few locations around the state this year and in 2023, giving notaries a chance to hear important updates and ask questions in person.
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