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For the health and safety of our staff, customers and the general public, you will no longer be required to physically visit the Register of Deeds office to complete your Notary Oath Appointment. This is effective Monday May 4th 2020.

virtual notary oathsNotaries may be sworn in virtually online via video conference by appointment. If you have received a letter from the NC Secretary of State’s office stating that you are cleared to be sworn in, you may start the process by sending your e-mail address, full name (as it appears on the notary oath application) and phone number to GuilfordDeeds@guilfordcountync.gov. We will send you further information and instructions by email.  

For virtual Notary Oath Appointments, you must have access to a smartphone with a camera and internet access as well as the Android or iPhone Google Duo App. All others may call (336)641-7556 to set up an in office Notary Public appointment time.

General Information

The Register of Deeds office administers notary public oaths for Guilford County notaries and authenticates Guilford County notary signatures.

Requirements

All notary public forms are available at the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State website. You will need to mail the application form to the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State. The North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State will notify you to take an oath at the Register of Deeds Office. No appointment is necessary. Once you receive notification from the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State’s Office, come to our office any time between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Bring your notice from the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State’s office. The $10 fee is payable by cash or check. You must show a photo ID when taking the oath.

NC Notary Forms

Notary Public Oaths

The Register of Deeds office administers notary public oaths for Guilford County notaries Monday through Friday. To access notary public forms or to learn about the qualifications for notary public, follow this link to the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State Notary Division. You will receive by mail a notice to be sworn in at the Register of Deeds office. The notary public oath fee is $10. You must present a photo ID.

Notary Public Authentications

The Register of Deeds office authenticates Guilford County notary public signatures at a fee of $1 per authentication. To authenticate a Guilford County notary public, the notary acknowledgement, notary signature, seal and expiration date must be present. Notary public authentications are processed the day they are received. We will forward your authenticated document to the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State’s office if you enclose a prepaid envelope.