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While the Office of the Westchester County Clerk maintains records of all notaries public commissioned in Westchester County, we do not administer the application process.  Instead, you must apply to the New York State Department of State.  In order to do so, you must be at least 18 years old, be a citizen of the United States and either be a resident of the state of New York or have an office or place of business in New York state.  If you meet the requirements to become a notary public, you must: (1) pass the notary public examination; (2) submit a complete original application; and (3) submit a $60.00 fee to the Department of State.  To prove that you have passed the notary public examination, you must submit your "pass slip" showing you have taken and passed the exam.  Click here for a Noatry Public Application and further instructions.

For more information on the notary public examination, please visit the website of the New York State Department of State or call (518)474-4429.  Be sure to bring the following:  A government issued identification such as a driver's license, a #2 pencil, and a $15.00 examination fee payable by check, money order, MasterCard or Visa.  Cash will not be accepted.

An individual who is currently a member of the New York State Bar or a court clerk of the Unified Court System, appointed to that position after taking a Civil Service promotional examination, may be appointed a notary public without an examination.  Please contact the New York State Department of State with any questions regarding application to be a notary public under these provisions.


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Enter through the courthouse and proceed to the third floor.

Richard J. Daronco Courthouse
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm
Passport Hours: 8am - 4:30pm
Closed on official holidays.

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day
Office Closed
Office will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th at 8am


Thursday, May 30

Mobile Passport Outreach
North Castle Town Hall
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
15 Bedford Road
Armonk, NY 10504


Saturday, June 1

Mobile Passport Outreach
Sleepy Hollow Village Hall
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
28 Beekman Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591