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Become a Rhode Island Notary Public

The Secretary of State and Governor of the State of Rhode Island are responsible for the appointment of notaries public. For first time candidates, it is important to read the Standards of Conduct for Notaries Public in the State of Rhode Island.

Requirements to become a notary public in Rhode Island:

  1. At least 18 years of age or older
  2. A resident and registered voter of Rhode Island
  3. Good moral character
  4. Able to speak, read, and write English

Steps to become a Rhode Island Notary Public:

1. Complete the Notary Application Form. Read and follow the instructions carefully.

2. Verify your residency and voter eligibility by taking your application to your town or city's Board of Canvassers.

3. Prepare an $80.00 filing fee via check made payable to "Secretary of State".

4. Submit the completed application with filing fee to:

Office of Secretary of State

Notary Public Section

100 North Main St.

1st Floor

Providence, RI 02903-1335

5. Once your application is approved, the Secretary of State's Office will mail your notary commission.

Term of Office

The Rhode Island Secretary of State appoints notaries public for a term of four (4) years.

Rhode Island Notary Fees

As a notary public in Rhode Island, these are the fees for your notarial services and other notarial acts:







Oaths & Affirmations

No set fee


$2.00 and $1.25 per notice

Marine Protests

$1.00 and $1.50 to record the protest



Certificates of Authentication


Find a Notary in Rhode Island

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For more information on how to become a Rhode Island Notary, visit the Rhode Island Notary Public website at You can also contact them at (401) 222-3040, or visit their office at 148 West River Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02904.

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