Notary Public Services


The South Carolina Secretary of State’s Office is offering several free Notary Public seminars across the state. Attendees are welcome to register and attend any notary seminar convenient to them regardless of their county of residence or the location of the seminar. A seminar will be held in  Beaufort County on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. 

Click here for more information and to register.


You must be a registered voter in the county to which you apply to become a notary public. If you do not know your voter registration number, contact your Board of Voter Registration & Elections office or visit for this information.

Click Here for a Notary Public Application/Renewal Form.

  • Carefully type or print all information requested on the top portion of your application and sign in the presence of a notary public.
  • Attach a $25.00 check or money order payable to "SC Secretary of State" to your application.
  • Mail the original application/renewal form and check or money order to your County Delegation office for the necessary legislative signatures. The delegation office will forward your application and check/money order to the Secretary of State's Office. Please allow up to six weeks processing time. Beaufort County residents must mail their applications to:
Beaufort County Legislative Delegation
P. O. Box 1228
Beaufort, SC 29901-1228
  • Upon receipt, you must enroll your commission with Beaufort County Clerk of Court within 15 days of being commissioned. There is a $5.00 registration fee. Acceptable forms of payment include Cashier's Check, Money Orders, Business Checks, and Cash (exact change only) - No Personal Checks Accepted. The Clerk of Court's Office is located in the Beaufort County Court House at: 102 Ribaut Rd, Suite 208, Beaufort, SC 29902.

For more information on the duties of a notary public and other forms, please visit the South Carolina Secretary of State's website