Notary Guidelines

Notary Oaths

The Nash County Register of Deeds issues notary oaths between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Once you have been appointed or re-appointed as a notary public you will receive a transmittal letter or email from the secretary of state. Prior to performing your duties of office, you must take your oath of office at the register of deeds office of your county of residence within 45 days. If a non-resident of the State of North Carolina, you must take your oath of office in the register of deeds in the county in which you work.


The fee for the oath of office is $10.

Notary Public Requirements

The requirements of becoming a notary public and other information concerning the office of notary public, may be accessed through the North Carolina Secretary of State website.