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Commission and Expiration Dates

The commission date takes effect on the day the Secretary of State makes the appointment and issues the commission. The expiration date is exactly six (6) years from the commission date. The commission expires at midnight on the day of expiration.

The application to renew your commission may be submitted no more than sixty (60) days prior to your expiration date. If you wish to renew your Notary Public commission and would like to keep the same commission date and expiration date (month and day), you may do so by completing and mailing to the Office of the Secretary of State the Application-Oath and Bond form in advance of the expiration of the commission.

If you would like a different expiration date than your previous commission, please indicate the date you wish to have your next six year term begin on.

We must receive the application prior to the date you have selected. We cannot back date an application, and the commission date and the expiration date must be accurate.

A Notary Public may choose to purchase a "My Commission Expires" date stamp, which can be purchased at an office supply store in your area.