Notary Information

Requirements


All notary public forms are available at the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State website. You will need to mail the application form to the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State. The North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State will notify you to take an oath at the Register of Deeds office.

No appointment is necessary. Once you receive notification from the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State's Office, come to our office any time Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Bring your notice from the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State’s office. 

The $10 fee is payable by cash or check. You must show a photo identification when taking the oath.  You will receive by mail a notice to be sworn in at the Register of Deeds office.

Notary Public Authentications


The Register of Deeds office authenticates Burke County notary public signatures. To authenticate a Burke County notary public, the notary acknowledgement, notary signature, seal and expiration date must be present. Notary public authentications are processed the day they are received. We will forward your authenticated document to the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State's office if you enclose a prepaid envelope.