Notary Public

The County Clerk's Office processes all Notary Public renewal application for Oneida County.  New York State Notary Public Licenses are valid for a four year period with a renewal fee of $60.00.

What is a Notary Public ?

A responsible person appointed by New York State to witness the signing of important documents and administer oaths.

Why are documents notarized?

To deter fraud.  An impartial witness (the Notary) ensures that the signer of documents are who they say they are and not imposters.  The Notary makes sure that the signer have entered into agreements knowingly and willingly.

Does notarization mean that a document is "true" and "legal"?

No.  Notaries are not responsible for the accuracy or legality of documents they notarize.  Notaries certify the identity of signers.  The signer is responsible for the content of the documents.

How do I become a Notary?

Notaries are commissioned after they pass an examination and their applications are approved.  The County Clerk's office provides schedules

Books may be downloaded from the State web site at:

www.dos.ny.gov

The County Clerk's Office processes all Notary Public renewal application for Oneida County.  New York State Notary Public Licenses are valid for a four year period with a renewal fee of $60.00.  The office is located on the 6th floor, Oneida County Office Building.