Notary Public Application/Renewal
In Connecticut you must apply to become a Notary Public, or renew your license, through the Office of the Secretary of State:
After you receive your certificate, you must file it with the Town Clerk in your town of residence.
The filing fee is $20.00.
Notary Public services
Town policy dictates that Town Hall Notary Publics will notarize some documents with the proper proof of identification. Please bring the entire document with you. If your document requires witnesses, you are required to bring the two witnesses.
Notary services are available in the Town Clerk’s Office and Town Manager’s Office. In addition, most banks will offer some notary services to their customers.
Due to liability issues, the following documents are not notarized by the town employees: wills, living wills, power of attorney forms, estate and trust documents, I-9 employment verifications and certain other documents. Any documents that will be recorded or filed in the Town Clerk’s Office cannot be notarized in the Town Clerk’s Office. Please call ahead to be sure your document can be notarized.
Authentication and Apostille
Certain documents require an authentication or apostille. This service is provided by the Secretary of the State’s Office.
Contact Secretary of the State’s Office:
Telephone Phone: 860-509-6002 (option 4)
Notary Public filing fee: $20.00
Certification of Notary: $5.00 per certification
Notarization of document: Resident – Free of charge
Non-resident - $5.00 per notarization
The office only accepts cash or check for payment. No debit/credit cards. Checks should be made payable to North Branford Town Clerk.
Please do not sign the document until you appear in front of the Notary Public. A Notary Public’s function is to witness the signing of the document.