There are three options available to someone who changes
their name during the term of the Notary Public Commission:
(1) Continue to use the Notary Commission as it was
issued. The notary would continue to sign their name using the surname
on the commission.
(2) Continue to use the Notary Commission as it was
issued and, at their option, add to their signature an appropriate
notation such as "presently" or "now" and the new name. (Example: Sally
Smith, presently Sally Jones)
(3) Change the name on the Notary Commission. If this
option is selected, request a
Notary Public Request to Change Record
form from the Office of the Secretary of State. The Notary must purchase a new seal and
place the imprint on the form. After this has been submitted to the
Secretary of State, a Certificate of Correction will be issued without
any additional filing fee.