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Authentication Certificate Turn-Around Times Due to resource shortages, effective February 1, 2024 we are revising the drop/off and pick up times for documents presented for Authentication as follows:
If you do not have an appointment the turn-around time is 30-45 business days.
If you have an appointment, turn around is as follows:
Up to 20 documents – 24 hours
20-35 documents – 74 hours
36+ documents – up to 21 days
There is no change for Funeral Home requests for authentication.
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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.

Contact Notary

Telephone

919-814-5400

Mailing Address

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