Maryland Courts

Notary Public Commission

The Dorchester County Circuit Court
206 High Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
Telephone: 410-228-0480

Applying for a Notary Public / Authentication of Notary Public

How do I apply to become a Notary Public?

Applications for Notary Public Commission can be obtained from the Secretary of State in Annapolis, Maryland or you may download the application at the Secretary of State's web site (

Once the application has been submitted and approved, you will be notified by mail to appear before the Clerk of the Circuit Court located at 206 High Street, Cambridge, MD 21613 to take the oath of office and receive your Notary Commission. There is an $11.00 fee payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the time you take the oath of office. For more information on becoming a notary public, please visit the Secretary of State's web site (

How do I get an Authentication of a Notary Public?

Authentication may be obtained in person at the Circuit Court or by mail: P.O. Box 150, Cambridge, MD 21613. The Clerk of the Circuit Court for Dorchester County authenticates a Notary Public from Dorchester County only. The fee is $1.00 per authentication. Checks should be made payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

For further questions, please contact the Land Records/License Department at 410-228-0480.

Please note that the Clerk's Office for Dorchester County does not have a notary public to notarize documents.