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  • 18 years of age
  • Reside - or have a regular place of work or business - in North Carolina; Non-resident
    applicants must produce proof-of-employment statement from employer on company
    letterhead for a commission (commission valid only in the county where regularly
    employed or maintaining a business)
  • Reside legally in the United States
  • Must read, write, speak and understand English
  • Possess high school diploma or equivalent
  • Purchase and keep as reference most recent manual approved by Secretary of State
    describing duties and authority of Notaries
  • No less than 10 years since incarceration, probation or parole

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Obtain your state-required seal and recommended supplies

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Complete your North Carolina Notary application

Complete the North Carolina Notary Public Application following the instructions on the North Carolina Secretary of State website.


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