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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations


Subchapter 003 : COMMISSIONS

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 5341)
  • § 5341. Commission as notary public; qualifications; no immunity or benefit

    (a) An individual qualified under subsection (b) of this section may apply to the Office for a commission as a notary public. The applicant shall comply with and provide the information required by rules adopted by the Office and pay the application fee set forth in section 5324 of this chapter.

    (b) An applicant for a commission as a notary public shall:

    (1) be at least 18 years of age;

    (2) be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States;

    (3) be a resident of or have a place of employment or practice in this State;

    (4) not be disqualified to receive a commission under section 5342 of this chapter; and

     [Subdivision (b)(5) effective February 1, 2021.]

    (5) pass a basic examination approved by the Office based on the statutes, rules, and ethics relevant to notarial acts.

    (c) Before issuance of a commission as a notary public, an applicant for the commission shall execute an oath of office and submit it to the Office.

    (d) Upon compliance with this section, the Office shall issue a commission as a notary public to an applicant, which shall be valid through the then current commission term end date.

    (e) A commission to act as a notary public authorizes the notary public to perform notarial acts. The commission does not provide the notary public any immunity or benefit conferred by law of this State on public officials or employees. (Added 2017, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. July 1, 2019.)