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File Notary Documents

The Secretary of State is aware that many transactions in the business and financial world are time sensitive. To better serve the public,  the Notary Division provides online filings; forms for downloading; accepts filings by regular mail, express mail and fax; and a range of payment methods.

Walk-in Customer Service

The Secretary of State offers customers the convenience of walk-in service. The office is at 8585 Archives Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 and is located in the building behind the Louisiana State Archives. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Please try to arrive by 4:00 p.m. to give the employees enough time to complete the filing.

Fax Filing

The Notary Division accepts facsimile filings for notary documents. The original document must comply with the appropriate statutes, including signature requirements. A cover sheet or letter must be included containing the name and contact person, their phone number, the mailing address, the credit card number and expiration date for payment of the filing fee, and special instructions, if any. The following fax number can be used for transmitting notary documents for filing 225.932.5359.

Payment Methods

  • Check (personal or business) All checks should be made payable to the Secretary of State
  • Money order
  • Cash (Cash should not be sent in the mail)
  • Credit Card (Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express)*

*Credit card payments are subject to an additional statutory convenience fee of $5