Notary Public, Apostilles, Marriage Solemnizations, and Justice of the Peace
The RI Department of State is responsible for administering notary public and justice of the peace commissions. The office also issues apostilles, which are legalized documents intended for use outside of the United States, and one-day marriage solemnizations for use in weddings.
The Rhode Island Department of State/Business Services Division cannot provide you with legal advice or legal referrals. If you are seeking answers to legal questions you will need to find a private attorney. For information on choosing and working with a lawyer, you may wish to visit the Rhode Island Bar Association.