What do you do if you currently hold a notary public commission and do not wish to apply for reappointment?
If you allow your commission to expire without applying for reappointment, there is no action needed to be taken with the Secretary of State’s office. Your commission will automatically expire at midnight on the expiration date. However, within 30 days of expiration you do need to turn in your journal to the County where you filed your oath and bond and destroy your notary seal.
Resigning a Commission
To resign a commission prior to the expiration date, it will be necessary to send written notification to the Secretary of State’s office. The letter must include a statement indicating desire to resign your commission, the full name as it appears on your commission, your commission number, and your official signature. Additionally, within 30 days you must turn in your journal to the County where you filed your oath and bond and immediately destroy your notary seal. The websites for all 58 counties can be located at www.counties.org/countywebsites-profile-information.
Note: The notary public journals must not be delivered to the Secretary of State’s office.
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