How to Become a Connecticut Notary


How to Become a Notary Public in Connecticut

  1. Complete the Online Connecticut Notary Training Course  (not required, but highly recommended)
  2. The following is provided as a quick and convenient source of general information about the appointment of Notaries Public in the State of Connecticut.   For more detailed information, please consult the Notary Public Manual on the web site.
  3. Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) provides that any person eighteen years of age or older, who either resides in, or has a principal place of business in Connecticut may apply for appointment as a Notary Public.
  4. All applicants must submit a completed application form, pay the application fee of $120.00, and pass a written examination administered by the Secretary of the State's Office.  The examination is contained in the application form and the applicant completes the examination under oath.  Successful applicants will receive a certificate of appointment.
  5. All notaries, whether new or renewal appointments, are required to take an oath of office before they can perform any notarial acts.  The notary's certificate of appointment contains a panel for recording the administration of the oath.   The oath may be administered by any official having the authority to administer oaths but notary's may find it convenient to take the oath of office from the town clerk at the same time they record their certificate, see below.
  6. Connecticut requires that the oath and the notary's certificate be recorded with the town clerk in the town in which the notary resides, if the notary is a Connecticut resident.  Nonresidents who have qualified for appointment because their principal place of business is in Connecticut, must also record their oath of office and certificate.  That recording is made with the town clerk of the town in which their place of business is located.  It is very important for all notaries to remember these requirements, which must be completed within 30 days of receiving the Certificate of Appointment.
  7. All five year terms of appointment expire on the last day of the month in which the notary was originally appointed.  Renewal applications are mailed three months in advance of the expiration date to the address recorded in the Notary Public Database.   If a notary fails to record changes of address, it will be unlikely that they will receive the renewal application.  As a consequence, the notary's term may expire.

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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

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    Driver's license and I.D. checking guide. A notary public should own a copy of the I.D. Checking Guide to use when verifying in- and out-of-state identification.
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    Connecticut Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

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    Please select your desired term and coverage amount.  For Connecticut notary applicants or new Connecticut notaries, we recommend selecting the full 5-year term for coverage as long as you hold the current notary commission.

    $19.00$540.00
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    Gold Foil Stickers

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    Notary Records Journal

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    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    Keeping a notary journal is required by law in 16 states and strongly recommended in the rest.

    A journal is an important chronicle of your notarial actions and can help protect you in the event of future legal proceedings. The Modern Journal meets all state requirements and contains room for nearly 500 entries, with multiple notarizations per entry. Other features include:

    - 128 numbered heavy-weight pages
    - tamper-proof binding and sewn construction
    - time-saving checkboxes
    - complete instructions

    Every attempt has been made to strike the perfect balance between quality and economy - we hope you'll agree.

    $15.95$18.95
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    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

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    $16.00$19.00
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    Inkless Thumbprint Pad

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    Connecticut Notary Online Course

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    Connecticut Notary Online Course

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    • State-Specific Notary Laws and Information
    • 2.5 Hours+ of Streaming On-Demand Video Instruction
    • 12 Months of Unlimited Access
    • Immediate access to Proof of Completion Certificate (PDF)
    • Course forums to receive updates, ask questions and interact with other students
    *This is a a single-user, limited license. For multiple students please contact us.
    $99.95 $49.95
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    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    Connecticut Notary Stamp

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    Choose your desired Connecticut notary stamp type below. Start by choosing the stamp type, then stamp color, then ink color. Not all notary stamps offer all options.

    $17.00$28.95
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    Connecticut Notary Embosser

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    $24.95$32.00
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    Connecticut Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    Connecticut Notary Jurat Stamp

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    Embosser Impression Inker

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Connecticut Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 5 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or Principal Business in CT
Stamp/Seal: Not Required
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $120
Eligibility: No major convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English. Pass written exam


Address:
PO Box 150470

Hartford, CT 06115-0470

Phone: (860) 509-6100

Important Connecticut Notary Links

Connecticut State Website
Connecticut Notary Application
Connecticut Apostilles
Connecticut Notary Name Change
Connecticut Notary Address Change
Connecticut Notary Handbook