Become a Delaware Notary Public

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Delaware Notary Commission Overview

The step-by-step process for becoming a notary public in the state of Delaware is detailed below. Once you are ready to shop for supplies, simply visit our store. As a national provider of notary supplies, notary bonds, insurance, and training, has pretty much everything you need to become a Delaware notary public.

How to Become a Notary Public in Delaware

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Become a Delaware Notary Public

1. Complete the DE Notary Application online. Pay the $60 fee.

2. After you receive your commission certificate in your email, print and sign your certificate.

3. Appear before a notary public and take your oath of office.

4. Send a copy of your notarized commission certificate to the Secretary of State's office.

5. Purchase your notary seal.

Congratulations! You are now a Delaware notary public!


Commission Term: 2 (new notaries), 2 or 4 years (renewing)
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or Employee
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $60 for 2 years, $90 for 4 year renewal
Eligibility: No felony convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English

P.O. Box 898

Dover, DE 19903

Phone: (302) 739-4111 and press 3


Every notary applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be of good character and reputation – Individuals convicted of a felony who have not had their rights restored as well as applicants convicted of a crime involving dishonesty or moral turpitude are not eligible for a Delaware notary commission.
  • Must have a reasonable need for a notary commission
  • Must have a legal residence with a street address in Delaware OR maintain an office or regular place of employment within the State of Delaware. NOTE: Notaries are NOT permitted to notarize outside of the boundaries of the State of Delaware. In order to qualify, non-resident notaries must demonstrate they would regularly conduct notarial acts in the State of Delaware and provide a valid Delaware business address for the employer or company where service of legal process would be accepted. Use of a post office box, virtual office space, or a registered agent does NOT qualify.