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Notary Public

A Notary Public is an official of integrity commissioned to a four-year term by the Governor to serve the public as an impartial witness to the identity, comprehension, and intent of a person requesting a notarial act.

NEW: Remote Online Notarization (RON) is now permanently allowed in Rhode Island.
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Existing Notaries

Renew your commission, information updates, and ending your commission.

Maintaining your commission

Become a Notary

Requirements, powers and duties, forms, notary supplies and tutorials that can help you.

Apply for a notary commission

Justice of the Peace

Requirements, powers and duties, forms, notary supplies and tutorials that can help you.

Become a justice of the peace

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Notary Assessment

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Notary Training

Sign up for a Training session.

Notary News

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Certificates of Completion issued to every attendee!

Notary services

Notary Public and Justice of the Peace lookup

“Search using name or commission number” use these lookups to verify that a Notary Public or JP has an active commission of record or to verify a commission number. 
“Search by city” use this lookup to find a notary.  Search results may not appear for a particular city, as participation in the city search listing is voluntary and notaries may opt-out of this database.

Download the Notary Public manual

Designed for new and seasoned notaries public, the manual provides detailed information on how to become a notary, properly perform notarial acts and more. 

Electronic Notarization

Information on how to become an electronic notary.

Educational Resources and Supplies

Tools of the trade, best practices and tutorials.

Services for consumers En Español

Finding a Notary

A Notary Public may be found at your local bank, library or by conducting a search of our Notary Public and Justice of the Peace lookup.

Getting a document notarized

If you are a member of the public who needs to have a document notarized, there are several steps you need to take so that the notary can legally perform the requested notarial act.

Filing a Notary complaint

Any identifiable person may file a complaint against a Notary Public who is alleged to have violated the Rhode Island Notary Public Standards of Conduct or RI General Law.