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State Information for Delaware

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Delaware Notary Public Requirements and Information

Appointing Officer
Governor - appoints notaries.
Secretary of State - maintains records, regulates.

Notary Commission Qualifications
Applicants must:
be at least 18 years old;
be a resident of Delaware or be regularly employed in the State of Delaware
have a reasonable need for a notary commission;
be of good character and reputation; and
have had their civil rights restored in convicted of a felony and not have been convicted of a crime involving dishonesty or moral turpitude.

How to become a Delaware Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Delaware Department of State: http://notary.delaware.gov/information/NewNotary.shtml

Term of Office
NEW Commission - 2 Year Term.
RENEWING Commission - 2 or 4 Year Term.

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

Delaware Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp or Embossing Seal Required
→Black ink specified for stamp. Seal impression must be photographically reproducible.

Notary Bond Requirement
Not Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Paper Notarial Acts - Not Required.
Electronic Notarial Acts - Electronic Journal Required.

Authorized Duties
take acknowledgments;
administer oaths and affirmations;
take verifications upon oath or affirmation;
witness or attest signatures;
certify or attest copies; and
note a protest of negotiable instrument.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Delaware Department of State: http://notary.delaware.gov/information/HowDoI.shtml


Contact Information for the State of Delaware

State Notary Website
http://notary.delaware.gov/

State of Delaware Online Notary FAQs
http://notary.delaware.gov/npfaq.shtml

Phone Number
(302) 739-4111 - Option#3

Mailing Address
Secretary of State
Notary Public Section
P.O. Box 898
Dover, DE 19903


Apostille Certification Information

Certifications, Apostilles and Authentications Information
http://corp.delaware.gov/apost_info.shtml

This information was compiled by the American Society of Notaries Copyright 2018
Page Last Updated DECEMBER 2016

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