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.
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.
All religious representatives authorized to perform marriages in West Virginia, called Marriage Celebrants, must be registered through Secretary of State.
This office maintains a database of all marriage celebrants registered in each of the 55 West Virginia counties.
See the Marriage Celebrants section below for more information.
Applying for Notary Commission
Forms and Fees
Search Commissioned Notaries
Surety Bond Form
Registering a Mark
Register a Trademark or Service Mark
Trademark/Service Mark Definitions & Restrictions
Other Trademark Filings
Search Registered Marks
Marriage Celebrant Registration
Search Marriage Celebrant Licensees
Athlete Agent Registration
Search Athlete Agent Licensees
Search Scrap Metal Dealers
Credit Service Organizations
Purchasers of Future Payments
Search Licensing Forms
Ordering and Payment
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