Notary Public Services
The Town Clerk’s office provides Notary services for Windsor Locks residents only.
- In accordance with the Connecticut General Statutes, the signer must provide the notary with at least two (2) forms of identification containing the individual’s signature, at least one of which also contains the photograph of the signer, or a physical description (i.e. driver’s license or passport.) Please note: a social security card or birth certificate can not be used as a form of identification.
- Please make sure that your documents are complete (with exception of your signature). All dates and dollar amounts must be filled in.
- Please be advised that if you wish us to notarize your document we must see the entire document, if your document is confidential you may want to take it to an attorney to notarize.
The Town Clerk's office does NOT provide the following services:
If your document also requires witnesses, you must bring your own witnesses with you. We do not witness documents.
Notarization of Documents in a Foreign Language
We cannot notarize documents written in a foreign language – we recommend that you contact the Secretary of the State’s Office, Notary Division at 860-509-6137, and request the name of a notary who can read your documents.
Notarization of Wills, Living Wills and Power of Attorney's
We do not notarize Wills or Living Wills – we recommend that you have these documents notarized by the attorney.
Notarization of Land Documents
We do not notarize land documents (i.e. mortgages, loan modifications, etc.) that will be recorded in the Town of Windsor land records.
Verification of International Documents
The notary only notarizes your signature and does not attest to the authenticity of the documents. Accordingly, you are required to write the following statement on every document requiring a notary seal.
I, (insert your name), attest that this is a true photocopy of my (insert the name of the document).
Please prepare the documents with the above statement prior to your appointment. Do not sign your signature until you are in the presence of the notary.
Authentication of Notary's Signature
On occasion, particularly when documents are to be used outside of this country, the appointing authority will be asked to confirm the appointment and term of the notary public. This process is often described as “authentication” and, in the State of Connecticut, it involves attaching a certificate prepared by the Town Clerk’s Office. The fee for this service is $5.00.
Becoming a Notary of the Public
Any person who is a resident of Connecticut or who has his/her principal place of business in Connecticut and is eighteen years of age or older may apply to become a Notary Public in the State of Connecticut. The application for appointment as a notary public must be completed in the applicant's own handwriting, and filed, along with the non-refundable statutory fee of 120.00 with the Office of the Secretary of the State.
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The examination is incorporated into the notary public application form and must be completed by each applicant. All questions on the exam must be answered correctly before an applicant will be appointed a notary public. An application may be returned to an applicant because of an error or incompleteness.
Each notary public is appointed by the Secretary of the State for a term of five years, beginning on the date of appointment and ending of the last day of the anniversary month five years later. The appointment is evidenced by a Certificate of Appointment bearing the notary's name.
Upon receiving the Certificate of Appointment, and before performing any notarial act, the notary must take an oath of office. The appointment and oath of office must be recorded within thirty (30) days of having received the Certificate of Appointment with the town clerk in the town in which the notary resides. The filing fee for recording the notary's commission and the oath is twenty dollars ($20.00).
You may obtain a Notary Public Manual from the Secretary of State's office by CLICKING HERE.
Renew Your Notary of the Public
Customers may now apply for a new notary public license online and renewals are very fast and easy through the fast track renewal process. Customers may pay the filing fee using any major credit/debit card or through ACH (electronic check). Please see the notary public page for additional information https://portal.ct.gov/notary.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Secretary of State office by calling (860) 509-6002 or by emailing [email protected].
There is a $20.00 fee to file a notary certificate with the Town.