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OPEN BY APPT. ONLY We know these last few months have been difficult for everyone and we appreciate your patience and understanding around keeping our customers, the public, and employees safe and healthy. We have completed some physical modifications to the lobby and are transitioning to in-person services by appointment only to allow for social distancing in our small public lobby. Due to the small space in the public lobby, only a limited number of appointments will be accepted each business day. The building will remain closed to the public who do not have an appointment.
For customers with an appointment, make sure to complete documents ahead of time and that a check or money order for the exact amount is ready. The Secretary of State’s office cannot provide legal advice related to your filings. Make sure you have consulted any legal resources required in advance. You will receive additional instructions when you make an appointment.
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WARNING: COUNTERFEIT NOTARY MANUAL A counterfeit Notary Manual is being sold online.You can purchase the NC Secretary of State's authorized edition online at the UNC School of Government or in person at your local NC Community College bookstore.

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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.

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Telephone

919-814-5400

Mailing Address

The Notary Public Section
Post Office Box 29626
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0626
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