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U.S. Authentication Authorities

Please select the state where your document was issued to determine the governing state authentication authority. This is a list of offices located in the continental U.S. and Alaska. The source of this information is located at individual state authentication authorities. 

Alabama

Office of the Secretary of State
Authentication Section

P.O. Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616
334-242-7200
Fee: $5.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State

Alaska

Notary Administrator
Office of the Lieutenant Governor

240 Main Street, Room 301
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907-465-3509
Fee: $5.00
Designated Authority: Lieutenant Governor; Attorney General; Clerk of the Supreme Court

Arizona

Office of the Secretary of State
Business Services Division, Notary Section

Capitol Executive Tower, 7th Floor
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2888
602 542-4758
Fee: $3.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State.

Arkansas

Office of Secretary of State
Business/Commercial Services Division
1401 West Capitol,
Ste., 250
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-3409 or toll free outside the Little Rock area 888-233-0325
Fee: $5.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; any Assistant Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State.

California

Office of the Secretary of State
Notary Public Section
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277-0001
916-653-3595
Fee: $20.00 +$6.00 special handling
Designated Authority: Secretary of State

Colorado

Office of Secretary of State
Notary Program
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80290
303-894-2200 X 9500
Fee: By Mail: $5.00; While You Wait: $15.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

Connecticut

Office of the Secretary of State
Authentication Unit

P.O. Box 150470
Hartford CT 06115-0470
860-509-6002
Fee: $40.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

Delaware

Office of Secretary of State
Notary Division

401 Federal St., Suite 4
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-3073
Fee: $30.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Acting Secretary of State.

District of Columbia

Office of the Secretary, D.C.
Notary Commissions & Authentications Section
441 4th Street, NW
Room 810S
Washington, DC 20001
202-727-3117
Fee: $10.00
Designated Authority: Executive Secretary; Assistant Executive Secretary; Mayor's Special Assistant and Assistant to the Executive Secretary; Secretary of the District of Columbia.

Florida

Department of StateOffice of International Affairs
Notary Certification/Apostille Section

Clifton Building, Apostille Section
2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-245-6945
Fee: $10.00-$20.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State

Georgia

Georgia SuperiorCourt Clerks' Cooperative Authority
Notary Division

1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30345
404-327-6023
Fee: $3.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority.

Hawaii

Office of the Lieutenant Governor
State Capitol, 5th Floor,
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
808-586-0255
Fee: $3.00
Designated Authority: Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii.

Idaho

Office of Secretary of State
Notary Department
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0080
208-332-2810
Fee: $10.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; Notary Public Clerk.

Illinois

Office of the Secretary of State
Index Department, Notaries Public Division
111 E. Monroe St.
Springfield, IL 62756
217-782-7017
Fee: $2.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

Indiana

Office of Secretary of State
Business Services Division

302 W. Washington Street, Room E-018
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-2677
Fee: no charge
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

Iowa

Office of Secretary of State
Business Services
First Floor, Lucas Building
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-281-5204
Fee: $5.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

Kansas

Office of Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
785-296-4564
Fee: $7.50
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; any Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.

Kentucky

Office of Secretary of State
State Capitol
700 Capital Avenue, Suite 156
Frankfort, KY 40601502-564-3490
Fee: $5.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State.

Louisiana

Office of Secretary of State
Commissions Division
8585 Archives Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225-922-0330
Fee: $20.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State.

Maine

Office of Secretary of State
Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions
Secretary of State
101 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333-0101
207-624-7736
Fee: $10.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

Maryland

Office of Secretary of State
16 Francis Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-9 74-5521
Fee: $5.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State.

Massachusetts

Secretary of the CommonwealthPublic Records Division
McCormack Building, Room 1719
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
617-727-2836
Fee: $6.00

Michigan

Department of State
Office of the Great Seal
108 South Washington Square, Suite 1
Lansing, MI 48918
517-373-2531
Fee: $1.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

Minnesota

Secretary of State's Office
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55103-2141
651-296-2803; or Toll-Free 1-877-551-6767
Fee: $5.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

Mississippi

Office of Secretary of State
700 North Street
Jackson, MS 39202
601-359-1615
Fee: $2.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; any Assistant Secretary of State.

Missouri

Office of Secretary of State
Commission Division

600 West Main, Room 322
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-751-2783 or Toll-Free 1-866-223-6535
Fee: $10.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

Montana

Office of Secretary of State
1236 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
406-444-1877 or 444-5379
Fee: $10.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Government Affairs Bureau Chief.

Nebraska

Office of Secretary of State
Notary Division

State Capitol Bldg., Rm. 1301
1445 K Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-471-2558
Fee: $10.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

Nevada

Secretary of the State
Business Center
101 North Carson St., Suite 3
Carson City, NV 89701
775-684-5708
Fee: $20.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.

New Hampshire

Office of Secretary of State
Statehouse, Room 204
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3242
Fee: $10.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

New Jersey

Department of the Treasury
Division of Revenue
33 West State Street, 5th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608-1214
609-530-6421
Fee: Regular Service: $25.00; Expedited Service: $40.00
Designated Authority: NJ Department of the Treasury, Division of Revenue

New Mexico

Office of the Secretary of State
325 Don Gaspar - Suite 300
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87503
1-800-477-3632
Fee: $3.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State

New York

New York State Department
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12231
518-473-2293
Fee: $10.00
Designated Authority: Department of State

North Carolina

Office of Secretary of State
Authentication Division

2 South Salisbury St
Raleigh  NC  27601-2903
919-807-2140
Fee: $10.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

North Dakota

Office of Secretary of State
600 E Boulevard Ave Dept 108, 1st Floor
Bismarck ND 58505-0500
701-328-2900
Fee: $10.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

Ohio

Office of the Secretary of State
180 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614-466-3910
Fee: $5.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State

Oklahoma

Office of Secretary of State
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd, Room 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4897
405-521-4211
Fee: $25.00 (cashiers check or money order)
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Budget Officer of the Secretary of State.

Oregon

Office of Secretary of State
Notary Public Section
255 Capitol St. NE, Suite 151
Salem, OR 97310
503-986-2593
Fee: $10.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; Acting Secretary of State; Assistant to the Secretary of State.

Pennsylvania

Department of State
Bureau of Commissions
Elections and Legislation

Room 210 North Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0029
717-787-5280
Fee: $15.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of the Commonwealth; Executive Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Rhode Island

Office of Secretary of State
Notary Division

100 N. Main St.
Providence, RI 02903
401-277-1487
Fee: $5.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; First Deputy Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

South Carolina

Office of Secretary of State
Edgar Brown Building
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 525
Columbia, SC 29201
803-734-2119
Fee: $2.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State

South Dakota

Office of Secretary of State
500 East Capitol, Suite 204
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
605-773-3537
Fee: $5.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

Tennessee

Office of Secretary of State
Division of Business Services

312 Eighth Avenue North
6th Floor, Wm. R. Snodgrass Tower
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-3699
Fee: $2.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State

Texas

Office of Secretary of State
Corporations Section
1019 Brazos, B-13
Austin, TX 78701
512-463-5705
Fee: $15.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State

Utah

Office of the Lieutenant Governor
350 N State Street, Suite 220
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
800-705-2464
Fee: $15.00
Designated Authority: Lieutenant Governor; Deputy Lieutenant Governor; Administrative Assistant.

Vermont

Office of Secretary of State
VT State Archives & Records Administration
1078 U.S. Route 2 - Middlesex
Montpelier, VT 05633-7701
802-828-2363 or Toll-Free 800-439-8683
Fee: $2.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

Virginia

Office of Secretary of Commonwealth
Authentications Division

1111 East Broad Street, 4th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
804-786-2441
Fee: $10.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of the Commonwealth; Chief Clerk, Office of the Secretary of Commonwealth.

Washington

Office of the Secretary of State
Corporations Division
Apostille and Certificate Program

801 Capitol Way South
Olympia, WA 98504-0228
360-725-0344
Fee: $15.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Director, Department of Licensing.

West Virginia

Office of Secretary of State
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, No. 157-K
Charleston, WV 25305-0770
304-558-6000
Fee: $10.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Under Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State.

Wisconsin

Office of Secretary of State
30 W. Mifflin St., 10th Floor
Madison, WI 53703
608-266-8888
Fee: $10.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State

Wyoming

Office of Secretary of State
State Capitol Building, 200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-5346
Fee: $3.00
Designated Authority: Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State.