Contact Information

Office of the Secretary of State
Executive Division – Notaries Public
P.O. Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103


Notaries are appointed and commissioned by the probate judges of the various counties for terms of four years. Ala. Code § 36-20-70. Probate judges report to the Secretary of State the name, county of residence, date of issuance, and date of expiration of the commission of each notary public appointed and commissioned under applicable law. Ala. Code § 36-20-70. The records filed with this office regarding the appointment and commissioning of notaries are a matter of public record and are available for review by the general public.

For information about being appointed and commissioned a notary public, including application, bond, and fee requirements, please contact the probate judge for your county. Click here to obtain contact information for your county probate judge.