30 Washington Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
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 (www.sos.state.md.us).
Once the application has been submitted and approved, you will be notified to appear before the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the Courthouse at 30 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502 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 (www.sos.state.md.us).
How do I get an Authentication of a Notary Public?
Authentication may be obtained in person or by mail at the Courthouse at 30 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502. The Clerk of the Circuit Court for Allegany County authenticates a Notary Public from Allegany 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 301-777-5922.
Please note that the Clerk's Office for Allegany County does not have a notary public to notarize documents.