Step 1: Visit Delaware's Online Notary Application System
Online Application Instructions
Step 2: Post commission instructions:
UPON RECEIPT OF YOUR COMMISSION.. The Oath of Office must be taken in the presence of a Notary Public who will notarize your signature. A copy of the completed Oath of Office must be returned to the Secretary of State, Notary Public Section preferably via email, or alternatively by mail or fax (contact information below). There is no fee charged for this recordation. IMPORTANT: A Notary Public may not perform any notarial acts until the Oath of Office is received by the Secretary of State, Notary Public Section. A confirmation of receipt will be sent back to the Notary Public. New Castle County residents must also register with the Prothonotary's Office. For more information about these requirements, click:
New and Renewing Notary Packages
Renewing Notary Packages do not come with a notary journal
Step 4: Order your supplies from The Notary's Store and begin your duties as a Notary Public for the State of Delaware.
Once you have recorded your commission with the Recorder of Deeds in your county, please visit The Notary's Store, you will be entering the Delaware section for your notary supplies. We offer a New Notary Supply Package and a Renewing Notary Supply Package which include your required Delaware Notary Seal /Stamp, Delaware Notary Journal and other needed notary supplies at a special reduced price. There is no legal requirement in Delaware that a notary public keep a record book or journal. However, a notary may keep a journal for his or her own record keeping and protection should a notarial act ever be called into question. The Delaware Notary Journal, offered at The Notary's Store, was designed specifically for notaries public. To order, enter the required information and scroll down through the page to locate the notary packages, or you can purchase your notary supplies separately. Follow the onscreen instructions through checkout and your supplies will be sent to you as soon as your order is processed, and will be shipped in approximately 2-3 business days.
Note: An Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy is not required by law, but may be purchased as it protects the notary public and pays for any charges the notary might owe for legal fees and costs should the notary be sued.