State Information for Vermont

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Vermont Notary Requirements and Information

Vermont Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.;
• be a resident of the state of Vermont or have a place of employment or practice in the state.

How to Apply to Become a Vermont Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Vermont Secretary of State, Office of Professional Regulation:

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State.

Term of Office
2 year term.

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Education not required for new applicants.
Effective 2.1.21, Vermont Notaries renewing in 2023 must have completed two hours of continuing education prior to renewal application submission. Also effective 2.1.21, an exam is required for initial (new) Notary commission applicants.

Notary Bond Requirement
Not required.

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not required.

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink stamp or embossing seal optional, IF Notary clearly prints or types his/her name and commission number on the notarial certificate. If a stamp or seal is used, the image or embossment must be photographically reproducible.

Authorized Duties
• Acknowledgments;
• oaths /affirmations;
• verifications on oath or affirmation;
• attesting a signature;
• noting a protest.
• Pending permanent implementing rules, a Vermont Online Notary will be authorized to notarize for remotely located individuals, using communication technology and subject to requirements and limitations in statutes and any administrative rules.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Vermont Secretary of State, Office of Professional Regulation:

Contact Information for the State of Vermont

State of Vermont Notary Website

State of Vermont Notary Statutes, Rules and Resources

State of Vermont Online License Lookup

Phone Number
(802) 828-5434

Apostilles, Certifications and Authentications Information

Phone Number
(802) 828-3700

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 August 2020.

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