Notify the Secretary of State's Office of any change of name or address.
If you move to a different county during your current notary commission, your notary
commission is automatically voided. You may apply for a new commission in your new
county of residence.
When a notary changes names, he/she may:
- Continue to use the name by which he/she is generally known without adding
the new surname or name change (no fee).
- Add the new surname to one's prior name provided that certified copies of
the court order, divorce decree, or certificate of marriage showing the name
change is filed, along with the proper fees with the County Clerk and the
Secretary of State (Secretary of State - $3.00, County Clerk - varies; check
with local County Clerk).
- Apply for a new commission in the new name then (or) upon expiration of
the present term (fee: $30.00).