148 West River Street
Providence, RI 02904-2615
Phone: (401) 222-3040
Fax: (401) 222-3879
Open to the public
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please be advised that pursuant to state law, all Notary Publics authorized to by his Excellency the Governor, may exercise said powers "within this state". An individual completing an acknowledgment must do so "before" a person authorized to take acknowledgments under Rhode Island law, including Notaries Public. The Governor of the State of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Secretary of State have further set forth, by Executive Order, the requirement that the person completing an acknowledgment or seeking other services from the Notary Public must "appear in person" before the Notary Public. Other electronic means of appearance, such as web cam and Skype, do not comply with the requirements of state law and the Executive Order.
We commission qualified persons as notaries public for four-year terms, authenticate their signatures and maintain the oath of office and the official signature of every Notary Public.
Notaries Public protect against fraud and forgery by acting as an official, unbiased witness to the identity of the person who signs a document. Should you encounter a situation where you have a question or concern, you should seek the advice and expertise of legal counsel.
We commission qualified persons as Justice of the Peace for four-year terms. Justice of the Peace may exercise all powers granted under the Rhode Island General Law. The power to perform either a marriage ceremony or civil union ceremony is NOT granted to Justices of the Peace by Rhode Island Law.