Step 1: Download and complete the Virginia Notary Public Application
Virginia Notary Public Application
Once you have downloaded the application, you will need to complete it according to the instructions provided. When the application is complete and correct, mail it along with a check or money order in the amount of $45.00 made payable to the "Treasurer of Virginia", to the following address:
Notary Public Division
PO Box 1795
Richmond, VA 23218-1795
Step 2: Await notice that your application has been approved
You should receive notice that your application has been approved within three (3) weeks of receipt. You will then have sixty (60) days to present yourself to the court of your choosing to take your oath of office and pick up your commission certificate. At that time, the Clerk of court will require an additional fee of $10.00 which should be made payable to the court.
New and Renewing Notary Packages
Renewing Notary Packages do not come with a notary journal
Step 3: Order any supplies you may need from The Notary's Store
Please visit The Notary's Store you will be entering the Virginia section for your official notary supplies. We offer a New Notary Supply Package and a Renewing Notary Supply Package which include your required Virginia Notary Seal/Stamp, Virginia Notary Journal and other needed notary supplies at a special reduced price. Virginia law does not require a notary to keep a record of his/her official acts, but it is recommended to do so. A record book will offer an excellent way of recalling past notarial acts. If a notary is called upon to testify in court, a record book may help establish what actually took place. The Virginia Notary Journal, also available in the online store, was specifically designed for this purpose and contains many elements not available in other registers. 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 instructions through checkout.
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.
Your order will be processed as quickly as possible, usually shipping in 1-2 business days.
Once you receive your supplies from The Notary's Store you will be ready to begin acting in your official capacity as a notary public for the State of Virginia