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Notary Public Forms and Fees

Complete the Application for Appointment as a Notary Public (Form N-1) to apply for your initial appointment or to apply for recommission. Select the form number below to download the application. Complete the application being sure to follow the instructions and return it to Secretary of State with the filing fee for the initial registration or to apply for recommission.

Filing Form Number Fee
Application for Appointment as a Notary Public N-1 $52.00*
Application for E-Notarization Authorization N-2 No Fee
Name and/or Address Change N-3 No Fee
Recording Lost or Stolen Seal N-4 No Fee
Notary Public Resignation N-5 No Fee

*$52.00 fee is waived for state and local government notaries. However, to have the fee waived, a letter from the head of your state or local government office certifying that the application is made for the purpose of the government office must be included with your application. Federal employees are not eligible.

Filing a Complaint

Use the General Complaint Form to file a complaint against a notary public suspected of fraudulent practices or to make a general complaint against a notary public commissioned in West Virginia.

Contact the Notary Division for further assistance regarding Notary Public commission.


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

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