Complete the Form

Fill out the application on the Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth website.

Print Online Application

Mail the notarized application to the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Get Commissioned By The State

Pick up your commission certificate at the circuit court.

Get Supplies for Your Virginia Notary Commission

We have the supplies that new or renewing Virginia notaries need!

  • Self-inking notary stamp*
  • Record-keeping notary journal
  • Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance
  • NAA membership

*Required by state

How to Become a Notary How to Renew a Notary

Notary Package

Why Notaries Need E&O Insurance

Errors and omissions insurance offers protection from liability and financial loss if a notary makes a mistake or commits a negligent act. We recommend that all notaries get E&O insurance to avoid paying out-of-pocket legal fees if a file is claimed.

» Learn More About E&O Insurance

Tips For Completing an Error-Free Application

  1. Before mailing your application, make sure your signature is notarized by another Virginia notary on Part 3 of your printed application.
  2. You can pay the $45 application fee with a credit card or check/money order. If paying by card, the barcode number on your printed application must match the receipt's invoice number. Checks/money orders must be made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia.
  3. If you paid online and could not print your application, contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth office at and you will get an email with a PDF copy of your application.
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