New York: Become A Notary: New York Notaries are commissioned by the Secretary of State for a 4-year term. An application fee and written exam fee are required.

New York Requirements:

  • You must have taken and passed the notary public examination unless your are a New York State Attorney or clerk of the Unified Court System
  • You must at least 18 years old
  • You must be a citizen or permanent resident alien of the U.S. and either a resident of New York or have an office or place of business in New York

Requirements to become a Notary Public in New York are subject to change. Visit the New York Notary Public page for details and updates on becoming a notary in New York. Additional requirements may apply.