Delaware notary information
Contact Information

Notary Public Section
401 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 739-3073


Appointment and Commissioning

Every notary applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be of good character and reputation – Individuals convicted of a felony who have not had their rights restored as well as applicants convicted of a crime involving dishonesty or moral turpitude are not eligible for a Delaware notary commission.
Must have a reasonable need for a notary commission
Must have a legal residence with a street address in Delaware OR maintain an office or regular place of employment within the State of Delaware. NOTE: Notaries are NOT permitted to notarize outside of the boundaries of the State of Delaware. In order to qualify, non-resident notaries must demonstrate they would regularly conduct notarial acts in the State of Delaware and provide a valid Delaware business address for the employer or company where service of legal process would be accepted. Use of a post office box, virtual office space, or a registered agent does NOT qualify.