Addresses for Secretaries of State


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



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"


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: Check to "State of Alaska"


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"


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"


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"


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"


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"


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"

District of Columbia

Secretary of State:1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 419 Washington, DC 20004  (202) 727-6306 Fee: $10/doc, Check to "DC ":


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"


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"

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


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:

Fee: $1/doc, Check to "Office of the Lieutenant Governor"


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":


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"


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! (check your notary's info)


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 Fee: $5/doc, Check to "Secretary of State" 


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"


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"


LA Secretary of State :Twelve United Plaza 8585 Archives Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70809 . Telephone :925-4704 Fax:925-4726

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" 


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"



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"


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:

 Fee: $6/doc, Check to "Commonwealth of MA"


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"  


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"


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"


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"


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

Check to "Secretary of State"


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"


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*
,Check to "Secretary of State": ,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


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

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

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":

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,


check to "Secretary of State":

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" :


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"


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"


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


Check to "Secretary of State" :


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

Check to "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania"

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

Check to "Secretary of State" :

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"

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"


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

Fax: 615-741-5962

Fee: $2/doc,Check to "Secretary of State"


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" :


Utah Lieutenant Governor's Office Attention: Utah State Capitol Complex P.O. Box 142325 Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2325
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" :  


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

Check "Secretary of State" :


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

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

Check "Secretary of the Commonwealth": 


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  


Check "Secretary of State" :

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


Check to "Secretary of State"


Secretary of State: P.O. Box 7848 Madison, WI 53707 - 7848 ,Fee: $10/doc.
Telephone: 608-266-8888, then press 2.

Check to "Secretary of State"


Secretary of State : State Capitol Building 200 West 24th Street Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020
Telephone: 307.777.7378
Fax :307.777.6217

Check to "Secretary of State"