Notary Public Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the requirements for becoming a notary public?
- An applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
- An applicant must reside in this state or, if a nonresident, be employed in this state.
- An applicant must satisfactorily complete a course of study that is approved by the Secretary of State consisting of not less than three hours nor more than six hours of classroom instruction provided by a community college in North Carolina (College of the Albemarle), unless the person is a licensed member of the Bar of this state.
- An applicant must submit an application containing no significant misstatement or omission of fact.
- Any person who has been found guilty of treason or any other felony against North Carolina or any other state will not qualify. Any person who has been found guilty of corruption or malpractice in any office, or any person who has been removed from any office by impeachment, also will not qualify.
Q. Where can I find a notary public?
A. A notary public can be found at several of the County’s offices, including the Register of Deeds office.