General Information

Notary Public application (PDF)

  • The Secretary of the Commonwealth maintains notaries public appointments. This office also administers the oaths of office to notaries public, justices of the peace and other gubernatorial appointments. If you have any questions concerning an appointment application please call the Governor's Executive Council at 617-725-4016.
  • The Secretary of the Commonwealth does not regulate the conduct of Notaries Public. Any regulations concerning the conduct of Notaries Public are promulgated by the Governor and are available from that office. The Commissions Division may have copies of any such regulation available upon request.

Governor Romney signs Executive Order regulating Notaries Public (DOC)

A journal to record notarial acts, which the Governor's Executive Order 455 suggests you keep for recordkeeping purposes, may be purchased across the street at the State Bookstore in Room 116 of the State House, at various retail office supply stores, or on our website at