In order to become a Notary Public in the State of New York, one must pass an exam. However, if you are an attorney admitted to the bar of the State of New York, you can become Notary Public without taking the test. That being said, just because you are an attorney in the state, doesn't mean that you are automatically a Notary Public. In order to become a notary and be able to notarize document, attorneys must still fill out an application and pay a child custody fee.
child support number, which is necessary for notarizing documents.
Once you have your notary ID number, you can buy a notary stamp. The state does not provide or family law child custody sell stamps, but you can order a stamp from most office supply stores.
However, if you do not want to spend money purchasing a stamp, please note that a notary stamp is not required to notarize documents in New York.
In order to notarize a document without a stamp, you must simply write your notary ID number, the county you are licensed in (typically your county of residence), and the date your commission expires. All of this information will be contained in your notary card.
The New York Notary Public term of commission is four years and must be renewed with payment of a renewal fee after your four year commission expires.
In the event that you move during the course of your commission, be sure to notify the Division of Licensing of your change of address so that they can provide you will the necessary documentation and reminder when your commission expires and so that they can contact you if any of the documents you notarize ever come into question.