For a list of notaries public who hold active notary public commissions simply download this compressed file (zip ~6MB to 10MB). After decompressing the file, the file can be opened with any text editor. However, for optimum utility, import the active-notary.txt file into a database to permit better searching and sorting capability, since the number of records exceeds the maximum record limit for most spreadsheet programs.
The active-notary.txt file, which is updated daily, includes:
For information concerning inactive notaries public (i.e., expired, revoked, suspended, or failed to qualify), please contact the Notary Public Section.
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