Maryland Courts

Notary Public Commission

Worcester County Circuit Court
One West Market Street, Room 104
Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone: 410-632-5500

Applying for a Notary Public/Authentication of Notary Public

How do I Apply to Become a Notary Public?

Applications for Notary Public Commission can be obtained from the Secretary of State in Annapolis, Maryland or you may download the application at the Secretary of State’s web site (www.sos.state.md.us). Phone: 410-974-5520

Once the application has been submitted and approved, you will be notified to appear before the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the Courthouse at One West Market Street, Room 104, Snow Hill, MD 21863 to take the oath of office and receive your Notary Commission. There is an $11.00 fee payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the time you take the oath of office. For more information on becoming a notary public, please visit the Secretary of State’s web site (www.sos.state.md.us). Phone: 410-974-5520

How do I Get an Authentication of a Notary Public?

Authentication may be obtained in person or by mail at the Worcester County Circuit Court at One West Market Street, Room 104, Snow Hill, MD 21863. The Clerk of the Circuit Court for Worcester County authenticates a Notary Public from Worcester County only. The fee is $3.00 per authentication. Checks should be payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

For further questions, please contact the Land Records/License Department at 410-632-5500.

Please note that the Clerk’s Office for Worcester County does not have a notary public to notarize documents.