To become a Notary Public in the State of Maryland, you must apply online through the Maryland Secretary of State's website. Once your application has been approved by the Secretary of State, they will notify you via email that your commission will be forwarded to the Clerk of the Circuit Court within 7-10 days. To verify your commission was received, and to schedule an appointment to take the oath of office and receive your commission, please call 301-600-1965. Please note, you must appear at the Clerk’s Office within 30 days of the Secretary of State’s notification to take the oath of office. There will be a fee of $11.00 due at the time you receive your oath. For more information about becoming a Notary or to submit an application, please visit the Secretary of State's website.