Notary Renewal

How To Renew

Notary Public License In New York

If you are wondering how to renew your Notary Public License in New York (NY), you’ve come to the right place.

Here at Notary Learn, we are passionate about providing useful information and guidance for those in the notary public profession, including notary renewal in various states.

Let’s take a look at the steps you need to take if you want to renew your Notary Public License in NY.

Some Notary Renewal Basics

First, it’s good to know that your Notary Public License is valid for four years from the approval date in New York State. Thereafter, you will need a Notary renewal.

As a Notary Public, you are eligible to renew your license 90 days before its expiration date.

You should receive your Notary renewal form, called a DOS-0026 form, via mail around from the County Clerk’s Office 90 days before the expiration of your license.

You will receive your form from the County Clerk’s Office, where your Notary Public signature is on file—this is where you were commissioned or qualified as a Notary Public for New York State.

You must complete and submit the Notary renewal form to the County Clerk, where you are commissioned within six months of the expiration date.

Do I Need To Do A Notary Public Examination?

When you were first commissioned as a Notary Public, you would have had to pass a Notary Public Exam.

You may be wondering if you will have to complete another examination to renew your license.

In New York state, you do not need to complete another Notary Public examination to renew your license; you simply have to complete a form with some general information and send it to the County Clerk.

If you have not yet passed your initial examination, we can help. Our courses are designed to assist you with preparing for your examination.

Can You Renew Your New York State Notary License Online?

Currently, there is no option to renew your Notary Public License online. It must be done via the renewal application form you receive at your mailing address.

Once your payment has been processed on your Visa, Amex, or MasterCard, you can consider your license renewed.

How Much Does It Cost to Renew A Notary License in NY?

You will be required to pay a renewal fee of $60, which is payable at the County Clerk’s Office.

What If I Do Not Receive a Notary Renewal Form Via Mail?

If you know that you are eligible to renew your Notary License and you have not received a renewal application in the mail, you have two options.

You can either visit the Country Clerk’s Office responsible for your licensing commission, or you can email the Division of Licensing Services to request a renewal form.

Your email must include the following information:

  • Your full legal name as you are commissioned in New York as a Notary Public.
  • Your current mailing address—especially if you have not updated your address on your Notary Public identification card since you moved to a new residential address.
  • The type of license renewal form you are requesting. In this case, you must clarify that you are requesting a Notary Public license renewal form.
  • Your Notary License identification number.
  • The Notary Public commission expiration date, which you can find online at the State website if the commission has not yet expired.
  • Any additional information you think is important.

After you have sent this email, you can expect your Notary renewal form to be sent to you.

You should receive it in 10 to 15 business days from the date of your email request being received by the Country Clerk’s Office.

How Do I Complete My Notary Renewal Application?

Once you have completed the form, you will need to have it notarized.

The processing of your Notary License renewal can take up to three months to complete.

Where Do I Send My Notary Renewal Application?

You will then need to send it to the appropriate Country Clerk to which you are commissioned.

If you have moved house recently, you will need to send your Notary renewal application to the appropriate County Clerk’s Office for your location.

How Is the County Clerk’s Office Connected to Notaries?

Notaries Public are commissioned in their counties of residence.

After receiving and approving an application for a Notary Public commission, the Secretary of State forwards the commission, the original oath of office, and the signature of the Notary Public to the appropriate County Clerk. The County Clerk’s Office is responsible for maintaining a record of the Notary Public commission and signature. This then means that the public can access these records to verify the official signature of the Notary at the County Clerk’s Office.

What You Need to Know about Government-Issued Identification

When you are appointed as a Notary Public, you will receive an identification card, also called an oath card, within four to six weeks of the date that the Division of Licensing Services receives your application form.

Notary identification cards include the Notary Public’s name, address, country, and commission term. This is how you will know when your Notary license expires. A reappointed Notary Public will receive a replacement identification card from the NYS Department of State within six to eight weeks of the date when the County Clerk receives the renewal application. If you are looking to update your notary license because your details have changed, for example, you would need to submit a Change Notice to the address on the form. If your personal name, business address, or residence address changes, or if your mailing address changes, you must update your notary license.

Need Further Information?

At Notary Learn, we help those wanting to become a Notary Public to pass their exam the first time. We are also here to assist with any questions you have.

If you need any help with your renewal, feel free to reach out to us.