(Addresses for Secretaries of State)


DOCUMENTS MUST BE COUNTY AUTHENTICATED BEFORE GOING TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE – Here is the contact info for the County Clerks in Alabama (look under Probate office) Secretary of State, State Capitol 600 Dexter Ave., Rm. S 105 Montgomery, AL 36104 334-242-7210 or 800-274-8683 Fee: $5/doc, Check to “Alabama Secretary of State” http://www.sos.state.al.us


Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Authentications Department 240 Main Street, Suite 300 Juneau, Alaska 99801 907-465-3509 Fax: 907-465-5400 Fee: $2/doc, Check to “State of Alaska” [email protected] http://ltgov.state.ak.us/


Arizona Secretary of State, Attn: Notary Department 1700 W. Washington, 7th Floor Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-542-4285 Fee: $3/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sosaz.com/



Secretary of State 256 State Capitol Building Little Rock, AR 72201 Attn: Corporation 501-682-3409 Fee: $5/Certification, $10/Apostille Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sosweb.state.ar.us/


Office of the Secretary of State, Notary Public Division Office Address: 1500 11th St., Second Floor; Sacramento, CA 95814 Mailing address PO Box 942877; Sacramento, CA 94277-0001 916-653-6814 Fee: $20/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” If you come in person, you also pay $6 per different notary “expediting fee” https://web.archive.org/web/20090106133630/http://www.ss.ca.gov./business/notary/notary_authentication.htm


Secretary of State, Suite 200, 1560 Broadway Denver, CO 80202 Attn: Elections Division 303-894-2200 Fee: $2/doc for mail in or drop off, $17/doc for while-you-wait service,
Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sos.state.co.us/



Secretary of the State, Attn: Authentications 30 Trinity Street Hartford, CT 06106 860-509-6135 Fee: $5/doc Regular documents are $20 each, but adoption paperwork is only $5 each.

Check to “Secretary of the State” http://www.ct.gov/sots/site/default.asp


Secretary of State, Division of Corporations 401 Federal Street Suite 4 Dover, DE 19901 Attn: David Krauss 302-739-6479 Fee: $2/doc, Check to “Delaware Secretary of State”

District of Columbia

Notary Commissions and Authentications Section, One Judiciary Square 441 4th Street, NW Room 810-S Washington, DC 20001 202-727-3117 Open 9AM – 1PM Fee: $10/doc, Check to “DC Treasurer”


Department of State (updated 1/04) Division of Corporations Notary and Apostille Certification 409 E. Gaines Street Tallahassee, FL 32399 850-245-6945 or 6975 Fee: $10/doc for State Sealed certificate, $20/doc for APOSTILLED birth certificates, Marriage or Divorce certificates Money Order, Cashier’s Check or Personal Check to “Florida Department of State” http://notaries.dos.state.fl.us/notproc7.html


Secretary of State Elections Division Suite 1104, West Tower 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr, SW Atlanta, GA 30334 Att: Sue Moreland 404-656-2852
Fee: $10/doc, Check to “Secretary of State”

FOR APOSTILLES: (for countries which signed the Hague agreement) Notary Division 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30345 404-327-6023 800-304-5175 http://www.gsccca.org/Projects/apost.asp Fee: $3/apostille, check or money order to “GSCCCA” Apostilled documents do not need County Seals, but State Sealed still do.


Circuit Court of the First Circuit, Legal Documents Section 777 Punchbowl Street Honolulu, HI 96813 Attn: Elsie 808-539-4301 Fee: $3/doc Company Check or Money Order to “Chief Clerk First Circuit Court” Office of the Lieutenant Governor (updated 8/00) Office Address: 415 South Beretania Street; Honolulu, HI 96813 Mailing Address: PO Box 3226; Honolulu, HI 96801 Phone: 808-586-0255 Fax: 808-586-0231 Fee: $1/doc, Check to “Office of the Lieutenant Governor” http://hawaii.gov/ltgov


Secretary of State, Office Address: 700 W Jefferson, Room 203; Boise ID 83720 Mailing address: PO Box 83720; Boise ID 83720-0080 208-334-2300 Fax: 208-334-2282 Fee: $10/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.iowa.gov/state/main/index.html


Secretary of State – Chicago Branch (walk – in only!) 17 N. State Street, Suite 1137 Chicago, IL 60602 312-793-2556 (main office) 312-814-2067 (certifications) Hours: 9-11:30AM and 1-3:30PM Fee: $2/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/


Secretary of State, Room 201 Statehouse 200 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 317-232-6531 Fee: $0 per document – FREE! http://www.state.in.us/serv/sos_notary (check your notary’s info)


Secretary of State, Corporate Division Lucas Building, 1st Floor 321 E 12th Street Des Moines, IA 50319 515-281-5204 Fax: 515-242-6556 Fee: $5/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sos.state.ia.us/


Secretary of State, 1st Floor Memorial Hall 120 SW 10th Avenue Topeka, KS 66612-1594 Attn: Georgia Lott 785-296-4564 Fax: 785-291-3051 Fee: $10/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.kssos.org/


Secretary of State, Corporate Records 700 Capitol Avenue, Rm 156 Frankfort, KY 40601 502-564-7330 Fee: $5/doc, Check to “KY State Treasurer” http://sos.ky.gov/


LA Secretary of State, Commissions Department 8549 United Plaza Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70802 225-922-0414 Fax: 225-922-0945 Fee: $10/doc for adoptions, $20/doc for business, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sec.state.la.us/elections/commis/commis-index.htm


Department of Secretary of State, Notary Public Division 101 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0101 207-624-7650 Fee: $10/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.state.me.us/sos/sos.htm



Secretary of State Office Address:16 Francis Street; Jeffrey Building, 1st Floor Annapolis, MD (right off State circle) Hours: 8:30a-1:00p and 2:00pm-4:00pm Mailing address Certification Desk; State House; Annapolis, MD 21401 410-974-5521 ext 5460 Fee: $5/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sos.state.md.us


Secretary of the Commonwealth, Commissions Office One Ashburton Place Room 1719 Boston, MA 02108 617-727-2836 Fee: $6/doc, Check to “Commonwealth of MA” http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/precom/comidx.htm


Michigan Department of State, Office of the Great Seal 7064 Crowner Blvd. Lansing, MI 48918 517-373-2531 You must include a prepaid envelope to use this service Fee: $1/doc, Check to “State of Michigan” http://www.michigan.gov/sos ,


Secretary of State, 180 State Office Bldg. 100 Constitution Ave St. Paul, MN 55155-1299 651-296-2803 Fax: 651-297-5844 Fee: $5/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sos.state.mn.us/


Secretary of State (updated 4/04) ATTN: Nan Ainsworth 700 North Street Jackson, MS 39202 Toll Free: 800.256.3494 601.359.1633 Fax: 601.359.1607 Fee: $2/doc, check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sos.state.ms.us/


Secretary of State, Commission Division 600 W. Main, Room 367 Jefferson City, MO 65101 573-751-2336 Fee: $10/doc, Check to “State Director of Revenue” http://www.sos.mo.gov/business/commissions/certify.asp


Secretary of State, Notary Division 1236 East 6th Helena, MT 59620 406-444-5379 Fax: 406-444-3976 Fee: $10/doc [email protected] Check to “Secretary of State” http://sos.mt.gov/


NE Secretary of State, Mail In: PO Box 95104; Suite 1301;Lincoln, NE 68509 Walk In:1445 K Street; 1301 State Capitol Building; Lincoln, NE 68508 402-471-2558 Fax: 402-471-4429 Fee: $10/doc, check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sos.ne.gov/dyindex.html


Secretary of State Capitol Complex 202 N. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701-3714 775-684-5708 Fax: 775-684-5725 Fee: $20/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” Turnaround time is 5-10 days. You can expedite For an additional $25 per document. http://www.sos.state.nv.us/

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Dept. of State (updated 3/00) Statehouse, Rm 204 107 N. Main St. Concord, NH 03301 603-271-3242 Fee: $5/doc https://web.archive.org/web/20170928231823/http://sos.nh.gov/

New Jersey

Secretary of State of New Jersey, Dept of Treasury, Division of Revenue Office Address Attn: Notary Section; 225 West State Street Third Floor Trenton, NJ 08608-1001 Hours: 8:30AM-1PM and 2-3:00PM Mailing Address: PO Box 452; Trenton, NJ 08625-0452 609-292-9292 http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/dcr/programs/notary.html

New Mexico

Secretary of State (updated 12/03) State Capitol, North Complex 325 Don Gaspar Avenue, Suite 300 Santa Fe, NM 87503 800-477-3632 505-827-3600 Fax: 505-827-3634 Fee: $3/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” All orders processed within 24 hours http://www.sos.state.nm.us/

New York

The address for NY City County authentications: New York County Clerk/Notary Section 60 Centre Street, Room 141B New York, NY 10007 212-374-8359 and 8589 Fee: $3/doc, MONEY ORDER to “New York County Clerk”

Secretary of State, Certification Unit 123 William Street, 19th Floor New York, NY 10038 212-417-5684 Fee: $10/doc, MONEY ORDER to “Secretary of State” or Miscellaneous Records Department of State 41 State St. Albany, NY 12231 518-474-4770 Fee: $10/doc, MONEY ORDER to “Secretary of State”


North Carolina

Note: Notarized Documents must have embossed seal with County and State on seal
NC Secretary of State Authentication Division Office Address: 2 S. Salisbury Street; Raleigh, NC 27601-2903 Mailing Address: PO Box 29622; Raleigh, NC 27626-0622 919-807-2140 or 919-807-2131 Fee $10/doc, check to “Secretary of State” [email protected] http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/authen/


North Dakota

Secretary of State, 600 E. Blvd Ave, Dept 108 Bismark, ND 58505-0500 701-328-2900 Fax: 701-328-1690 Fee: $10/document, check to “Secretary of State” http://www.nd.gov/sos/


Secretary of State Elections Division Borden Bldg, 180 East Broad Street 15th Floor Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: 614-466-2585 Toll free: 877-767-6446 Fax: 614-544-0649 Fee: $5/doc, Check to “Ohio Secretary of State”


Oklahoma Secretary of State (updated 3/02) Certifications Office State Capital Building 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 101 Oklahoma City, OK 73105 405-521-3911 $20/doc, CASHIERS CHECK OR MONEY ORDER to “Secretary of State”


Secretary of State, Corporation Division, Notary Public Section 255 Capitol St, NE; Suite 151 Salem, OR 97310-1327 503-986-2593 Fee: $10/doc e-mail: [email protected] http://www.filinginoregon.com/notary/howtoauth.htm


Department of State, 210 North Office Bldg. Harrisburg, PA 17120 717-787-5280 Fee: $15/doc, Check to “Commonwealth of Pennsylvania” http://www.dos.state.pa.us/dos/site/default.asp

Rhode Island

Secretary of State 100 N. Main Street Providence, RI 02903 401-277-2357 Attn: Kristen Fee: $5/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.state.ri.us/

South Carolina

Secretary of State, Edgar Brown Building 1205 Pendleton Street Columbia, SC 29201 803-734-2512 or 2119 Fee: $2/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.scsos.com/

South Dakota

Secretary of State, 500 East Capitol Street, Suite 204 Pierre, SD 57501 605-773-3537 Fax: 605-773-3539 Fee: $5/doc, Check to ” Secretary of State” http://www.sdsos.gov/


Secretary of State (updated 9/00) Attn: Notary Divison 312 Eighth Ave North Sixth Floor William R. Snodgrass Tower Nashville, TN 37243 615-741-3699 Fax: 615-741-5962 Fee: $2/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.state.tn.us/sos/


Secretary of State (updated 7/04) Elections Division 1019 Brazos, Room 214
Austin, Texas 78701 Phone: 512-463-5650 Toll free: 800-252-8683 Fax: 512-475-2761 Fee: $10/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” Expedited Service: $15/doc http://www.sos.state.tx.us



Utah Lieutenant Governor’s Office Attention: Authentication Office State Office Building Room 1160 PO Box 140760 SLC, UT 84114-0760 801-538-1040 801-538-1513 801-538-1977 Fax: 801-538-1557
Fee: $5 for vital records (birth/marriage certificates) and Apostilles $10 for all ‘other’ documents Money Orders and Cashier’s checks to “Lt. Governor” http://www.utah.gov/ltgovernor/



Office of the Secretary of State, 26 Terrace St. Drawer 9 Montpelier, VT 05609-1103 Attn: Kathy Watters 802-828-2308 or 802-825-2363 Fee: $2/doc http://www.sec.state.vt.us/


Secretary of the Commonwealth (updated 1/04) 830 E. Main St, 14th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219 804-786-2441 Fee: $10/doc, Check to “Secretary of the Commonwealth” http://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/



Office of the Secretary of State (updated 03/03) Secretary of State Office Corporation Division-Apostille and Certificate Program 801 Capitol Way South P.O. Box 40228 Olympia, WA 98504-0228 Telephone: (360) 586-2268 or 360/586-7524 Fax: (360) 586-5629 email: [email protected] Fee: $15/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.secstate.wa.gov/

West Virginia

West Virginia Secretary Of State (updated 7/04) Building 1, Suite 157K 1900 Kanawha Blvd. Charleston, WV 25305 Attn: Missy Phelan 304.558.6000 fee: $10 per doc/$5 for each additional doc w/same notary Mail to: [email protected] http://www.wvsos.com/execrecords/other/authentication.htm


Secretary of State (updated 1/01) 30 W Mifflin St 10th Floor Madison, WI 53702 Phone: 608-266-8888 FAX: 267-6813 FAX Contact: 266-1437 Fee: $10/doc,

Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sos.state.wi.us/


Secretary of State (updated 7/99) State Capitol Building Cheyenne, WY 82002 307.777.5333 Fax: 307-777-6217 TTY: 307-777-5351 Fee: $3/doc Email: [email protected] http://soswy.state.wy.us/



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