Applications to become a Notary Public in the State of Maryland can be obtained from the Clerk of the Circuit Court or by visiting the Maryland Secretary of State's website. To receive an application via mail, contact the Clerk's office at 301-600-1965. When your application has been submitted and approved by the Secretary of State, you will be notified to appear before the Clerk of the Circuit Court, within 30 days, to take the oath of office and receive your Notary Commission. The fee is $20 with your application, and then $11.00 at the time you take the oath of office. For more information or to download your application, please visit www.sos.state.md.us.