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  • 18 years of age
  • State resident or have an office or place of business in New York
  • Must read, write and understand English
  • Be of good moral character
  • Must have the equivalent of "common school education"
  • No conviction of a felony or certain misdemeanors unless an executive pardon or a
    parole board certificate of good conduct has been received

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The Department of State will provide your Notary Public Application and "pass slip" once you have taken and passed the Notary Public examination.

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When you have obtained your commission, scan and email a copy of your Commission Certificate to or fax to 1-800-833-1211.

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