Click here to read the full new notary law found under State Government Article, §18–101 to §18–227, Annotated Code of Maryland.
- Notaries public can perform notarial acts in person during the current public health crisis while practicing social distancing and following CDC and MDH guidance. Additional guidance for performing in person notarization amid this current public health crisis can be found here:https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/notaries-precautions-coronavirus
- List of Authorized Course of Study and Examination Providers-effective 10/1/2021
- Summary of changes to the notary law-effective 10/1/2020
- Remote Notary Notification form for remote notarizations on or after 10/1/2020
- List of Authorized Remote Online Notary (RON) Vendors
- List of Authorized Remote Notaries
|Effective January 1, 2021 the Notary division is going paperless ALL applications, communications, etc. will be electronic. Every notary is responsible to ensure that SOS has a current e-mail, street address, and business phone number on file at all times.|
Effective March 1, 2019, the Notary Division will no longer mail renewal reminders to Notaries. Renewal reminders will be sent by email only, to the email address associated with your registration. If you have changed email addresses or would like to change your email address, please be sure to go to the following link to update your profile: https://www.egov.maryland.gov/sos/notary/#/update.
Notary Public Online Application and
Renewal Service Now Available
Find the legislative district number & the name of your Senator ! Use the look-up link provided by the Maryland General Assembly
Statutory Authority: State Government Article, §18-101 et seq. of the Annotated Code of Maryland.