Licensing Division

Business & Licensing 
 

Notary Public

Notary Public

Notary Public commissions are issued by Secretary of State. Start the process here to apply for a Notary Public commission to notarize documents in West Virginia.

E-Notarization is a relatively new method of notarizing documents now available.

Learn more about notary public commissioning here.

Private Investigators/Security Guards

Expedite Service

Any person or group of people performing investigative or security guard functions in the state are required to be licensed through Secretary of State.

This office maintains a registry of all state licensed private investigators and security guards.

Learn more about Private Investigator and Security Guard licensing in the section below.

Commissioner for West Virginia

Commisioner for West Virginia

Commissioner for West Virginia appointments are issued by Secretary of State. Start the process here to apply for an appointment as a Commissioner for West Virginia to acknowledge signatures performed in or out of the state by persons residing in or out of this state covering deeds, leases and other writings pertaining to West Virginia property for recording in West Virginia.


LICENSING SERVICES

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If we may be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us:  304.558.8000   toll free 866.767.8683  email:   Licensing@wvsos.gov

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