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Maryland Notary Supplies

Notary Public commissions are valid for a 4 year term in the state of Maryland. Order your Maryland notary supplies and notary kits from our large selection of notary stamps and seals. Maryland notaries are required to keep a Notary Journal to record their official notarial acts. In addition to a Records Journal, Maryland notaries must purchase a Notary Seal in the form of an Embosser, Pre-Inked or Self-Inking Stamp. In addition, it is recommended to have a Seal Impression Inker when using an Embosser so that the document will be photographically reproducible. All notary supplies and packages ship within 2-3 business days!

Maryland Notary Seals and Stamps include the following required information: Name, Notary Public, County or City, Maryland and Commission Expiration Date.

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MARYLAND NOTARY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A notary public in Maryland is authorized to perform certain legal formalities such as taking depositions, acting as a witness, administering oaths and affirmations, taking depositions, protesting instruments and taking acknowledgements. Notaries can also be labeled as a signing agent. The Maryland Secretary of State has a very hand Notary Manual for any notary who needs a better understanding of their duties as a notary.

How to become a notary in Maryland?

The first thing you will have to do is complete and submit a Notary Application with a $10 filing fee. Maryland notaries who are reapplying will only have to pay a $6 fee. Once you send your application in and it has been reviewed, the Secretay of State will issue your commission to the county that you reside in. Next, you must appear before the Clerk of the Circuit Court within 30 days to take the oath of office and pay a $11 filing fee.  

What are the requirements to become a notary in Maryland?

  • Must be 18 yrs. or older
  • Be a legal resident of Maryland or be working or employed in the state
  • Must be a resident of the senatorial district you are appointed
  • Non-residents must reside in a state that allows Maryland residents who are working in that state to serve as a notary in that state
  • Must be of good moral character

 Where may I conduct my notary services?

Anywhere in the state of Maryland.

Who can I notarize for?

You can notarize for any member of the public who meets all of the requirements for the notarization (must have proof of identity and be physically present)

Is there any training needed to be a Maryland notary?

It is recommended that you know how to perform notary acts and the responsibilities that will apply to you as a notary. A great reference guide can be found on here Maryland Notary Manual.

Do I need a notary bond or E&O Insurance?

Maryland notaries are not required to purchase a notary bond or insurance, however, E&O insurance is recommended. Errors and Omissions Insurance is not required by law but an E&O policy will cover legal fees and damages up to the amount of the policy.

What are the costs?

  • Application filing fee of $10 for new notaries
  • Renewing notaries have a $6 filing fee
  • There is a $11 filing fee for your official commission certificate
  • If you choose to purchase a Bond or E&O Insurance, these costs vary based on each vendor
  • Notary supplies (prices may vary from supplies)

What notary supplies will I need?

  • Notary stamp or embosser

   A Stamp or Seal is required on all official documents. Your notary seal must contain the following: Name, Notary Public, County or City, Maryland and Expiration Date.

  • Notary Journal

   It is mandatory to keep a record of all notarial acts. A notary journal is the best way to keep all of your notarial acts recorded in one place.

How long will my commission last?

Notary commissions are valid for 4 years in the state of Maryland and can be renewed two months prior to your expiration date.