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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

Office of the Secretary of State
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-1101

Telephone: 802-828-2363


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

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
  • Be a resident of or have a place of employment or practice in this State
  • To become a notary public, beginning Dec. 1, 2018, the Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) is responsible for receiving applications and commissioning notaries public. Responsibility transferred from the county assistant judges to OPR pursuant to Act 160 of the 2017-2018 Legislative session. For additional information on becoming a notary public.

Term of Office
4 years Term of Office

Secretary of State

Notary Education
Required by state law

Notary Exam
Required by state law

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

Not required by state law

Seal of Office
Rubber Stamp Seal with reproducible ink required by state law, or Embossing Seal

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

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. §§5852, 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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