Addresses for Secretaries of State

States:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

 



Alabama

DOCUMENTS  MUST BE COUNTY AUTHENTICATED BEFORE GOING TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE - Here is the contact info for the County Clerks in Alabama (look under Probate office).
Secretary of State, State Capitol 600 Dexter Ave., Rm. S 105 Montgomery, AL 36104. Mail to :P.O. Box 5616 Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5616.
Telephone:334-242-7200 ,Fax: 334-242-4993 ,Fee: $5/doc, Check to "Alabama Secretary of State" http://www.sos.state.al.us


Alaska

Secretary of State 550 W 7th Ave , Suite 1700 , Anchorage , AK 99501 Telephone:907.269.7460 fax:269.0263  - state capitol third floor Juneau Alaska  Telephone:907.465.3520  fax:460.5400
Fee: $2/doc, Email: notary@gov.state.ak.us Check to "State of Alaska" 
http://ltgov.state.ak.us/


Arizona


Arizona Secretary of State, Attn: Notary Department 1700 W. Washington, 7th Floor Phoenix, AZ 85007-2888. Telephone: 602-542-4285 Fee: $3/doc, Check to "Secretary of State" http://www.azsos.gov/


Arkansas  


Secretary of State RM 256 State Capitol Building Little Rock, AR 72201 Telephone: 501-682-1010 Fee: $5/Certification, $10/Apostille Check to "Secretary of State" http://www.sosweb.state.ar.us/


California  

Office of the Secretary of State,  Notary Public Division Office Address: 1500 11th St., Second Floor; Sacramento, CA 95814 Mailing address PO Box 942877; Sacramento, CA 94277-0001 916-653-6814 Fee: $20/doc, Check to "Secretary of State" If you come in person, you also pay $6 per different notary "expediting fee" http://www.ss.ca.gov/business/notary/notary_authentication.htm


Colorado  

Secretary of State:1700 Broadway, Denver, CO 80290 Attn: Elections Division 303-894-2200 Fee: $2/doc for mail in or drop off, $17/doc for while-you-wait service,
Check to "Secretary of State" http://www.sos.state.co.us/


Connecticut

Secretary of the State, Attn: Authentications 30 Trinity Street Hartford, CT 06106 .Mail to :PO Box 150470, Hartford, CT 06115-0470. Telephone:  860-509-6002 Fee: $5/doc Regular documents are $20 each, but adoption paperwork is only $5 each.

Check to "Secretary of the State"  http://www.ct.gov/sots/site/default.asp


Delaware  

Secretary of State, Division of Corporations 401 Federal Street Suite 4 Dover, DE 19901 Attn: David Krauss 302-739-6479 Fee: $2/doc, Check to "Delaware Secretary of State" http://corp.delaware.gov/corpsosbio.shtml


District of Columbia

Secretary of State:1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 419 Washington, DC 20004  (202) 727-6306 Fee: $10/doc, Check to "DC ":http://os.dc.gov/os/site/default.asp


Florida

Department of State: 2661 Executive Center Circle Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone:850-245-6945
Mail to :P.O. Box 6800 Tallahassee, FL 32314-6800  Fee: $10/doc for State Sealed certificate, $20/doc for APOSTILLED birth certificates, Marriage or Divorce certificates Money Order, Cashier's Check or Personal Check to "Florida Department of State" http://notaries.dos.state.fl.us/notproc7.html


Georgia

Secretary of State Elections Division 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE Suite 1104, West Tower Atlanta, GA 30334-1530, Moreland 404-656-2852
Fee: $10/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"
:http://www.sos.state.ga.us/elections/commissions/default.htm

FOR APOSTILLES: (for countries which signed the Hague agreement) Notary Division 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30345 404-327-6023 Check : http://www.gsccca.org/Projects/apost.asp Fee: $3/apostille, check or money order to "GSCCCA" Apostilled documents do not need County Seals, but State Sealed still do.


Hawaii  

Circuit Court of the First Circuit, Legal Documents Section 777 Punchbowl Street Honolulu, HI 96813 Attn: Elsie 808-539-4301 Fee: $3/doc Company Check or Money Order to "Chief Clerk First Circuit Court" Office of the Lieutenant Governor .

Office Address: State Capitol, Room 415 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Phone: (808) 586-0221 or (808) 586-0222
Fax: (808) 586-0019  email: gov.information@hawaii.gov

Fee: $1/doc, Check to "Office of the Lieutenant Governor" http://hawaii.gov/ltgov


Idaho

Secretary of State, Office Address: 304 North 8th Street ,Room 149 .Mailing address: PO Box 83720; Boise ID 83720-0080 208-334-2300 Fax: 208-334-2282 Fee: $10/doc, Check to "Secretary of State": http://www.idsos.state.id.us/


Illinois


Secretary of State :Jesse White 213 State Capitol Springfield, IL 62756 . Call toll-free within Illinois: 1-800 252-8980
. Telephone :312-793-2556 (main office) 312-814-2067 (certifications) Hours: 9-11:30AM and 1-3:30PM Fee: $2/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"  http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/


Indiana  

Secretary of State, Room 201 Statehouse 200 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204. Telephone:317-232-6531 Fax:317.233.3283  Fee: $0 per document - FREE! http://www.in.gov/sos/ (check your notary's info)


Iowa

Secretary of State, Corporate Division Lucas Building, 1st Floor 321 E 12th Street Des Moines, IA 50319 Telephone :515-281-8849 Fax :515-281-7142 Email :sos@sos.state.ia.us Fee: $5/doc, Check to "Secretary of State" http://www.sos.state.ia.us/ 


Kansas

Secretary of State, 1st Floor Memorial Hall 120 SW 10th Avenue Topeka, KS 66612-1594 Attn: Georgia Lott 785-296-4564 Fax: 785-291-3051 Fee: $10/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"  http://www.kssos.org/


Kentucky  

Secretary of State, Corporate Records 700 Capitol Avenue, Rm 156 Frankfort, KY 40601.

Phone: (502) 564-3490 Fax: (502) 564-5687 Fee: $5/doc, Check to "KY State Treasurer" http://sos.ky.gov/


Louisiana  

LA Secretary of State :Twelve United Plaza 8585 Archives Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70809 . Telephone :925-4704 Fax:925-4726 Email:commercial@sos.louisiana.gov

Mail to :P.O. Box 94125 Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125 Fee: $10/doc for adoptions, $20/doc for business, Check to "Secretary of State" http://www.sec.state.la.us/elections/commis/commis-index.htm 


Maine  

Department of Secretary of State:148 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0148 Tel: 207-626-8400 Fax: 207-287-8598 Fee: $10/doc, Check to "Secretary of State" http://www.state.me.us/sos/sos.htm


Maryland  

DOCUMENTS MUST BE COUNTY AUTHENTICATED BEFORE GOING TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE Here's the Link to all the Circuit Courts in MD.

Secretary of State Office Address:16 Francis Street; Jeffrey Building, 1st Floor Annapolis, MD (right off State circle) Hours: 8:30a-1:00p and 2:00pm-4:00pm Mailing address Certification Desk; State House; Annapolis, MD 21401 Telephone:410-974-5521  Fee: $5/doc, Check to "Secretary of State" http://www.sos.state.md.us


Massachusetts

Secretary of the Commonwealth Public Records Division McCormack Building, Room 1719 One Ashburton Place Boston, MA 02108.
Telephone: (617) 727-2832   Fax: (617) 727-5914   Email: pre@sec.state.ma.us

 Fee: $6/doc, Check to "Commonwealth of MA" http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/precom/comidx.htm


Michigan

Michigan Department of State, Office of the Great Seal 7064 Crowner Blvd. Lansing, MI 48918 517-373-2531  toll-free number: (888) SOS-MICH; (888) 767-6424 You must include a prepaid envelope to use this service Fee: $1/doc, Mail to :Michigan Department of State, Lansing, MI 48918

Check to "State of Michigan" http://www.michigan.gov/sos  


Minnesota  

Secretary of State :180 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Saint Paul, MN 55155
Metro Area 651-215-1440 Greater MN 1-877-600-VOTE(8683) Fax: 651-296-9073
Hours 8:00AM to 4:30PM
 Fee: $5/doc, Check to "Secretary of State" http://www.sos.state.mn.us/


Mississippi  

Secretary of State 401 Mississippi St. Jackson, MS  39201-1004 ,Mail to :P.O. Box 136 Jackson, MS  39205-0136 , Telephone:601-359-1350 ,Fax: 601-359-1499 Fee: $2/doc.

check to "Secretary of State" http://www.sos.state.ms.us/


Missouri  

Secretary of State's office, Commission Division 600 West Main, Room 322 ,Jefferson City, MO 65101 ,Fee: $10/doc, Check to "State Director of Revenue" http://www.sos.mo.gov/business/commissions/certify.asp


Montana  

Montana Secretary of State : P.O. Box 202801 , Helena, MT 59620-2801 ,Fee: $10/doc.

Telephone:(406) 444-2034  , Fax (406) 444-3976,Mail to :sos@mt.gov

Check to "Secretary of State" http://sos.mt.gov/


Nebraska  

NE Secretary of State: State Capitol, Suite 2300, Lincoln, NE 68509 , Mail to :P.O. Box 94608, Lincoln, NE 68509-4608  Phone: (402) 471-2554  Fax: (402) 471-3237  Fee: $10/doc, check to "Secretary of State" http://www.sos.ne.gov/dyindex.html


Nevada  

Secretary of State :Secretary of State Nevada State Capitol Building 101 North Carson Street, Suite 3 Carson City, NV 89701 ,Fee: $20/doc
Phone: 775-684-5708   FAX: 775-684-5725*
Email: sosmail@sos.nv.gov
,Check to "Secretary of State": http://www.sos.state.nv.us/ ,Turnaround time is 5-10 days. You can expedite For an additional $25 per document. 


New Hampshire  

New Hampshire Dept. of State : State House, Room 204, Concord, N.H. 03301
Phone: 603-271-3242    Fax: 603-271-6316
Email:
Elections@sos.state.nh.us

 


New Jersey 

Secretary of State of New Jersey, Dept of Treasury, Division of Revenue Office Address Attn: Notary Section; 33 West State Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, NJ 08608-1214, Attention - Notary Unit  Mailing Address: PO Box 452; Trenton, NJ 08646 http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/dcr/programs/notary.html


New Mexico

Secretary of State :New Mexico State Capitol, 325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300, Santa Fe, NM 87503 

Telephone :505.827.3600 - 800.477.3632  , Fax :505.827.8081 Fee: $3/doc, Check to "Secretary of State" All orders processed within 24 hours http://www.sos.state.nm.us/


New York

The address for NY City County authentications: New York County Clerk/Notary Section 60 Centre Street, Room 141B New York, NY 10007 212-374-8359 and 8589 Fee: $3/doc, MONEY ORDER to "New York County Clerk"

Secretary of State :Department of State 123 William Street New York, NY 10038-3804
Phone:  (212) 417-5800
Fax: (212)-417-2383 

Fee: $10/doc, MONEY ORDER to "Secretary of State" or Miscellaneous Records Department of State

Department of State One Commerce Plaza 99 Washington Ave,  Albany, NY 12231-0001
Phone: (518) 474-4752
Fax: (518) 474-4597

Fee: $10/doc, MONEY ORDER to "Secretary of State": http://www.dos.state.ny.us/


North Carolina

Note: Notarized Documents must have embossed seal with County and State on seal 
NC Secretary of State Authentication Division Office Address: 2 S. Salisbury Street; Raleigh, NC 27601-2903 Mailing Address: PO Box 29622; Raleigh, NC 27626-0622 .Telephone:919-807-2140 , Fee $10/doc,

Email: authen@sosnc.com

check to "Secretary of State":http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/authen/


North Dakota

Secretary of State, 600 E. Blvd Ave, Dept 108 Bismarck, ND 58505-0500 Telephone:701-328-2900 Fax: 701-328-1690 Fee: $10/document, check to "Secretary of State" :http://www.nd.gov/sos/


Ohio

Secretary of State Elections Division Borden Bldg, 180 East Broad Street 15th Floor Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: 614-466-2655 Toll free: 877-767-3453 Fax: 614-544-0649 Fee: $5/doc, Check to "Ohio Secretary of State" http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/


0klahoma  

Oklahoma Secretary of State :Certifications Office State Capital Building 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Ste 101 Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4897 Telephone :405-521-3911 $20/doc, CASHIERS CHECK OR MONEY ORDER to "Secretary of State" http://www.sos.state.ok.us


Oregon  

Secretary of State:Corporation Division / Phone: 503-986-2593 Notary Public Section 255 Capitol St. NE Suite 151 Salem, OR 97310 Fee: $10/doc

Email: oregon.notary@state.or.us 

Check to "Secretary of State" :http://www.filinginoregon.com/notary/howtoauth.htm


Pennsylvania  

Department of State, 210 North Office Bldg. Harrisburg, PA 17120 717-787-5280 Fee: $15/doc,

Check to "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" http://www.dos.state.pa.us/dos/site/default.asp


Rhode Island

Secretary of State :82 Smith Street State House Room 217 Providence, RI 02903 , Fee: $5/doc,

Phone: 401-222-2357
Fax: 401-222-1356
TTY: 711
Mail to :aralphmollis@sec.state.ri.us

Check to "Secretary of State" :http://www.state.ri.us/


South Carolina  

Secretary of State :Edgar Brown Building - 1205 Pendleton Street Suite 525 Columbia, SC 29201

Mail to :P.O. Box 11350 Columbia, SC 29211

Fee: $2/doc, Check to "Secretary of State" http://www.scsos.com/


South Dakota  

Secretary of State :Capitol Building 500 East Capitol Avenue Ste 204 Pierre SD 57501-5070

Fax: 605-773-3539 Fee: $5/doc, Check " Secretary of State" http://www.sdsos.gov/


Tennessee  

Secretary of State :312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue 6th Floor, Snodgrass Tower Nashville, TN 37243-1102 .
Phone: (615) 741-2286

Fax: 615-741-5962

Email:business.services@tn.gov

Fee: $2/doc,Check to "Secretary of State" http://www.state.tn.us/sos/


Texas  

Texas Secretary of State : P.O. Box 12887 Austin, Texas 78711-2887 .Phone: 512-463-5650 Toll free: 800-252-8683 Fax: 512-475-2761 Fee: $10/doc, Check to "Secretary of State" Expedited Service: $15/doc .

Check "Secretary of State" : http://www.sos.state.tx.us


Utah  

Utah Lieutenant Governor's Office Attention: Utah State Capitol Complex P.O. Box 142325 Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2325
Telephone:800-705-2464
Fax 801-538-1133
Fee: $5 for vital records (birth/marriage certificates) and Apostilles $10 for all 'other' documents Money Orders and Cashier's checks to "Lt. Governor"

Check "Secretary of State" : http://www.utah.gov/ltgovernor/  


Vermont

Office of the Secretary of State:26 Terrace Street ,Montpelier, Vermont 05609 . Fee: $2/doc  
Telephone: 802-828-2363   -  800-439-8683 
FAX:802-828-2496

Check "Secretary of State" :http://www.sec.state.vt.us/


Virginia 

Secretary of the Commonwealth :P.O. Box 2454 Richmond, VA 23218

Telephone: 804-786-2441 Fee: $10/doc,

Check "Secretary of the Commonwealth":http://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/ 


Washington  

Office of the Secretary of State 801 Capitol Way S Olympia, WA ,  Fee: $15/doc,
Mail to: PO BOX 40228 OLYMPIA WA 98504-0228

Telephone: (360) 725-0344  - (360) 725-0345  

Email: apostilles@secstate.wa.gov

Check "Secretary of State" :http://www.secstate.wa.gov/


West Virginia 

West Virginia Secretary Of State : Building 1, Suite 157K 1900 Kanawha Blvd. Charleston, WV 25305 Attn: Missy Phelan 304.558.6000, fee: $10 per doc/$5 for each additional doc w/same notary

Email: execrecords@wvsos.com

Check to "Secretary of State" http://www.wvsos.com/execrecords/other/authentication.htm


Wisconsin  

Secretary of State: P.O. Box 7848 Madison, WI 53707 - 7848 ,Fee: $10/doc.
Telephone: 608-266-8888, then press 2.
Email:statesec@sos.state.wi.us
 

Check to "Secretary of State" http://www.sos.state.wi.us/


Wyoming  

Secretary of State : State Capitol Building 200 West 24th Street Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020
Telephone: 307.777.7378
Fax :307.777.6217
Email:secofstate@state.wy.us

Check to "Secretary of State" http://soswy.state.wy.us/