Notary Public
Orleans County Clerk's Office provides Notary Public Services for FREE.


Notaries Public are "commissioned" (i.e., licensed) by the Secretary of State. Notarial functions include:

  • administering oaths and affirmations;
  • taking affidavits and depositions;
  • receiving and certifying acknowledgments or proof of such written instruments as deeds, mortgages and powers of attorney; and;
  • demanding acceptance or payment of foreign and inland bills of exchange, promissory notes and obligations in writing, and protesting the same for non-payment

Many banks, law offices and other institutions which deal in financial or real property transactions employ individuals who are commissioned as Notaries Public. It is the responsibility of licensees to understand the Notary Public Law.

A Notary Public commission is four years.

To renew your notary - you need to get a MY NY.Gov ID. 
You may already have a Login ID and Password if you have signed in for other New York State services such as 
  • Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance
  • Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance MyBenefits
  • Department of Motor Vehicles MyDMV
  • Department of Tax and Finance Tax Online Services
  • New York State Office of Higher Education TEACH Services.
Follow the below link to begin that process:
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