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As a notary public, you provide an important service to the community at large. Notaries can be found at banks, insurance agencies, schools and closings for real estate transactions. If you are moving to another state, have time constraints or a desire to do something else, the time may come to resign your commission. This is a simple process in the state of California.
Letter of Resignation
Send a letter of resignation to the Secretary of State.
California Secretary of State Notary Public Section P.O. Box 942877 Sacramento, CA 94277-0001
Records and Papers
Deliver all notarial records and papers to the county clerk where you were originally commissioned within 30 days of the date you want to resign. The address for your particular county clerk's office can be found online.
Destroy or deface your seal in accordance with California law.
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