Notary Public


  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Live or work in Virginia
  • Read and write English
  • Pay $10 filing fee 


The notary application is now available online through the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website, it may take up to six weeks to process your application. The Secretary of the Commonwealth will send you a letter or email stating that your commission has been processed. Once you have received confirmation, please wait three to five business days and contact the Clerk's Office (540-507-7609) to make sure we have received your commission. After receiving this confirmation, come to the Clerk’s Office to take an oath and receive your commission. You will be required to present photo identification, your name on your identification presented to the Clerk must match the name on your commission. You will have to pay the $10 filing fee at this time.

Link: Notary Handbook for the Commonwealth of Virginia