Notary Public Applications
Applications and instructions to become a notary public are available through the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth at the following site: https://commonwealth.virginia.gov/official-documents/notary-commissions/
In order to pick up the finalized notary commission at the Henrico Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, applicants must indicate this preference on the application.
Completed applications should be mailed to the Secretary of the Commonwealth with a check or money order in the amount of $45 payable to the Treasurer of Virginia.
Claiming A Notary Commission
When the notary commission has been issued, the Secretary of the Commonwealth will send a notice to the applicant. Applicants must subsequently appear in person in the Clerk’s Office to receive their commission. No appointment is necessary. You should contact the Clerk’s Office to confirm your commission is ready (804) 501-4767.
When appearing to take the oath for your commission, you should be prepared to present the confirmation letter from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, have a photo I.D. and the Clerk’s fee in the amount of $10.00. Payment may be made by cash, check or money order (payable to the Clerk, Henrico Circuit Court). Debit and credit cards are not accepted for the payment of such fees.
Commissions expire if not claimed within 60 days of the commission date. Applicants who do not claim their commission within 60 days must re-apply.