Filing the name change form doesn't extend your commission expiration date - it still expires on the original date.
Commission Name and Signature Change
When a notary public has a legal change of name, he or she is required to notify the Corporation Division within 30 days. Complete our Notary Information Change form (PDF), have it notarized and deliver it to our office. Your signature on this form becomes your new official signature with our office.
Be aware that:
- This changes your commission number by adding a letter prefix.
- You will receive new certificates - Certificates of Commission and Authorization.
- You are required to purchase a new official stamp with your new name.
- You must sign your notarizations with your new official signature.
Changing your Current Commission Signature