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Renewing your Commission has never been easier. All of your State's Contact Information is listed for your reference and review. Scroll down and you will find your State's Qualifications and easy to follow Application Procedures.

Thanks for allowing the Notary Learning Center to help you in renewing your Notary Public commission.

Because the qualifications and requirements are different for each state, use the "Select another State" menu above for information specific to becoming a Notary Public in that State.

Contact Information:

State Contact: Office of the Secretary of State
Appointing Authority: Judges of the County Superior Courts

Contact:
Office of the Secretary of State
Vermont State Archives & Records Administration
1078 Route 2, Middlesex
Montpelier, VT 05633-7701

Telephone: 802-828-3700
Fax: 802-828-3710
E-Mail: kwatters@sec.state.vt.us
Website: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/archives-records/statutory-filings/notaries-public.aspx

Qualifications

Applicants for the office of notary public must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • To become a notary public, you must be appointed by the Judges of the Superior Court of the county in which you reside, unless you are an ex-officio notary public. Ex-officio notaries must still apply and take the oath of office, but these individuals are notaries by virtue of the public office they hold and their fee is waived.

Term of Office
4 years Term of Office

Appointment
Judges of the County Superior Courts

Notary Education
Recommended - not required

Notary Exam
Not required

Study Course
"Notary Public Education Course"
FREE when you purchase a Notary Supply Package at The Notary's Store

Bond
Not required by state law

Seal of Office
Recommended - not required

Notary Journal
Officially recommended by the state

E & O insurance
Not required - Errors and Omissions Insurance is recommended for notary protection


Application Procedures

Step 1: Fill out the Vermont Notary Public Application

Vermont Notary Public Application

Fill out the application and take your oath of office before a current notary public or other officer as prescribed by law. This officer may be a Justice of the Supreme Court, a Superior Judge, an Assistant Judge, a Justice of the Peace, a Judge of the District Court or the Presiding Officer, Secretary or Clerk of either house of the General Assembly or the Governor. If the officer is a notary public, that notary need not affix his or her official seal to the certificate of an oath. County Clerks and Clerks of the District Court may certify the oaths administered by them under the seal of the court. 12 V.S.A. บบ5852, 5854. You must then sign the oath form and have it signed by the officer administering the oath.

Step 2: Present the completed application to the County Clerk

You must present the completed application along with the $30.00 fee, to the County Clerk (a list of County Clerks is available on the Vermont Judiciary website; County Clerks are also Superior Court Clerks) in the county in which you reside, for filing and recording. This may be done in person or by mail. Your notary commission will become active as soon as your application is approved and filed.

New and Renewing Notary Packages
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 Vermont section for your official notary supplies. We offer a New Notary Supply Package and a Renewing Notary Supply Package which include your officially recommended Vermont Notary Seal/Stamp,Vermont Notary Journal and other needed notary supplies at a special reduced price. Vermont 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 Vermont 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 Vermont.


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