Notary Public & Apostille

The Secretary of State is responsible for overseeing notary commissions within the State, as well as authenticating the signatures of California public officials and notaries public. The Secretary of State grants four-year notary public commissions to qualified persons, approves notary public education courses, authorizes notary seal manufacturers, investigates violations of notary public law and takes disciplinary action, and issues apostilles.

For current Notary and Apostille processing dates please visit the Notary Public and Apostille Processing Times web page. 

Notary Public