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State Information for Connecticut

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Connecticut Notary Requirements and Information

Connecticut Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old; and
• reside legally in Connecticut or conduct business on a regular basis in Connecticut.

How to Apply to Become a Connecticut Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Connecticut Secretary of State: https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Commercial-Recording/Notary/Notary-Public-Licensing

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Term of Office
5 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Exam Required (Exam is included with application and is open-book)

Notary Bond Requirement
Not Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required

Notary Seal Requirement
Not Required (OPTIONAL, but recommended)

Authorized Duties
• take acknowledgments and proofs;
• administer oaths and affirmations;
• execute jurats;
• take depositions and issue subpoenas in civil actions or probate proceedings; and
• note protests.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Connecticut Secretary of State: http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3184&q=392268

Contact Information for the State of Connecticut

State Notary Website

State of Connecticut Online Notary Search

Phone Number
(860) 509-6002

Mailing Address
Office of the Secretary of the State
Notary Public Unit
PO Box 150470
Hartford CT 06115-0470

Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(860) 509-6100

Further Information

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Information on this page is provided with the understanding that the user is solely responsible for his/her knowledge of notarial law, procedures and practices. The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. All information is subject to change without notice and therefore is provided “as is,” free of warranty of any kind. Last updated April 2019.

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