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Notary Public is a state-appointed official who administers oaths and serves as an impartial witness when important documents are signed.  A notary public most commonly administers oaths and affirmations, takes affidavits, and receives and certifies acknowledgements or proof of written instruments such as deeds, mortgages and powers of attorney.  The term of a Notary Public is four years.

Becoming A Notary

While the Office of the Westchester County Clerk maintains records of all notaries public commissioned in Westchester County, we do not administer the application/examination process.  Instead, you must apply to the New York State Department of StateRead More.

Renewing Your Notary Public Commission

The term of a notary public expires after four years. A renewal application is mailed to the notary approximately three months prior to the expiration of his or her commission. Read More.

Checking the Status of a Notary License

In order to check on the status of a notary public license, please visit the New York State Department of State website where you will be able to perform a search for Licensees and Registrants.  Please be advised that it can take up to four months to receive a Notary Public identification card from the Department of State. The quickest way to confirm that your renewal has been processed by our office is to include a self addressed, stamped envelope with your renewal form so that a receipt will promptly be mailed to you.

Notary Public Testing Schedule and Booklet

The Notary Public Exam is a walk-in examination given regularly throughout New York State and based upon the information in the most recent Notary Public License Law Booklet, which can be downloaded or picked up from our office free of charge. Read More.

Notary FAQs

How much can a Notary Public charge? Can I act as a Notary Public in another county?  Read the answers to these Frequently Asked Questions and more. Read More.

Authentication and Apostilles

If you need an authentication of a notary public who is qualified or certified in Westchester County, you must bring in the document with the original notary stamp and signature on it (copies cannot be authenticated). Read More.

Calendar of Events

Friday, May 19

Mobile Passport Outreach
Lewisboro 11am - 2pm
Lewisboro Town Hall
11 Main Street
South Salem, NY 10590

Wednesday, May 31

Mobile Passport Outreach
Bedford Hills Town Park 11am - 2pm
Haines Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507

Saturday, June 3

Mobile Passport Outreach
Sleepy Hollow Village Hall 10am - 2pm
28 Beekman Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591


Full Calendar of Events

Visiting Our Office?

To visit our office, enter through the Richard J. Daronco Courthouse located at 111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in White Plains. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., excluding official holidays.