Become a notary in Massachusetts

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Notary Public Office
Room 184
State House
Boston, MA 02133

Please contact the Public Records Division in the Secretary of State’s Office at (617) 727-2836 if you need to:

  • Renew your application
  • Change your address
  • Change the name on your Notary Commission
  • Find out the expiration date of a Notary Commission
  • Find the contact information for a Notary Public
  • Order a new seal or new stamp

If you have questions regarding the status of your notary application, please call the Governor’s Council at (617) 725-4015.

For all other questions about notaries public, please call the Office of the Governor’s Legal Counsel at (617) 725-4030.

Via Regular Mail

To ask a question about the notary public process and duties or to request a notary public application through regular mail (which must include a self-addressed stamped envelope with at least 60 cents postage) send all mail to:

Notary Public Office, Room 184
State House
Boston, MA 02133

Please note: It takes approximately 2 weeks from the time the applicant mails the completed form back to the State House to receive written notification of the appointment, which will include swearing in instructions.


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