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Maintaining Your Texas Notary Commission

  • How can I change the name on my Texas notary commission?

    A Texas notary may change the name on his or her commission by sending the Texas Secretary of State the following:

    • A name change application Form 305
    • His or her certificate of commission
    • A rider or endorsement from the insurance agency or surety company
    • A $20.00 filing fee

    Call The American Association of Notaries at 713-644-2299 or email us at for a name change rider.

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  • What action should a Texas notary take when his or her address is changed?

    A Texas notary should notify the Secretary of State of a change of address no later than the tenth day after the date on which the change is made. You can update your address online or by mail.
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  • How do I renew my Texas notary commission?

    Click here to download and complete the Texas notary commission renewal forms, or click here to renew online. It is strongly recommended that you apply for renewal far ahead of your notary expiration date (but no more than three months ahead!) to ensure that no lapse occurs.

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  • How do I resign my Texas notary commission?

    Send a letter stating your intentions to resign to the Secretary of State, Notary Public Unit, P.O. Box 13375, Austin, Texas 78701.
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  • How do I get a duplicate Texas notary commission certificate?

    You can request a duplicate copy of your notary commission certificate online or by mail.
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Legal disclaimer: The information provided on this page is for general informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. We do not claim to be attorneys and we do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information provided. You should always seek the advice of a licensed attorney for any legal matters. It is your responsibility to know the appropriate notary laws governing your state. In no event shall the American Association of Notaries, its employees, or contractors be liable to you for any claims, penalties, losses, damages, or expenses, howsoever arising, including, and without limitation, direct or indirect loss, or consequential loss, out of or in connection with the use of the information contained on any of the American Association of Notaries website pages. Notaries are advised to seek the advice of their state’s notary authorities or attorneys if they have legal questions. 

Texas notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company (established 1900). American Association of Notaries is owned by Kal Tabbara, a licensed insurance agent in Texas.