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Notary Public Commission -vs- Notary Public License


Many notaries will ask, " why, are we issued a Notary Commission, and not a Notary License? and whats the difference?"

The Secretary of State by policy does not issue license’s only commissions. The notary public commission expires every “4” years.

Definition of commission 1 a : a formal written warrant granting the power to perform various acts or duties b : a certificate conferring military rank and authority; also : the rank and authority so conferred received a lieutenant’s commission in the army 2 : an authorization or command to act in a prescribed manner or to perform prescribed acts : charge a commission to serve as notary public 3 a : authority to act for, in behalf of, or in place of another