Notaries

Affirmation of Truth


A Notary Public is a public officer who executes acknowledgements of deeds or writings in order to render them admissible as evidence of the facts therein contained, and administers oaths and affirmations as to the truth of statements contained in papers or documents requiring the administration of an oath.

The Cortland County Clerk processes the necessary forms for notaries after their appointment by the NYS Secretary of State, maintains records of all notaries in Cortland County and validates notary signatures upon request. One must be eighteen years or older and reside in NYS to become a Notary Public.

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The Cortland County Clerk's office offers notary services, free of charge.