West Virginia notary information
Contact Information

West Virginia Secretary of State
Notary Division
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Building 1 Suite 157K
Charleston, WV 25305


Appointment and Commissioning

The eligibility requirements for appointment as a notary public in West Virginia require a person must:

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States;
  • Be a resident of West Virginia, or a resident of another state who works at an office address within West Virginia;
  • Be able to read and write English;
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent;
  • Not be disqualified to receive a commission pursuant to West Virginia Code §39-4-21