Notary Division

 
NOTICE:  

Please be advised that during maintenance of SOS’ IT systems on March 4, 2019, the server, that supports a number of SOS databases failed. Specifically, the Notary and Charities systems were affected. Any information that SOS received via phone or fax on March 4th, must be re-entered. Please contact our office at 410-974-5521 to ensure that your business transactions with SOS on March 4th have been properly documented. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.  


Effective March 1, 2019, the Notary Division will no longer mail renewal reminders to Notaries. Renewal reminders will be sent by email only, to the email address associated with your registration. If you have changed email addresses or would like to change your email address, please be sure to go to the following link to update your profile:   https://www.egov.maryland.gov/sos/notary/#/update.

 
  • Effective Immediately:* The regulation regarding the mileage fee that a Notary Public may charge when traveling to perform a notarization has been changed. Now, a Notary Public may demand and receive reimbursement at the prevailing rate for mileage established by the Internal Revenue Service for business travel and a fee not to exceed $5 for travel if required for the performance of a notarial act.  The IRS mileage rate for 2019 is 58 cents per mile.



Notary Public Online Application and Renewal Service Now Available


 
Find the legislative district number & the name of your Senator ! Use the look-up link provided by the Maryland General Assembly

 

If you do not wish to complete these applications online, you may still download and print the Applications from our website.

Statutory Authority: State Government Article, �18-101 et seq. of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

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