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(Addresses for Secretaries of State)

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 334-242-7210 or 800-274-8683 Fee: $5/doc, Check to “Alabama Secretary of State” http://www.sos.state.al.us
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Alaska

Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Authentications Department 240 Main Street, Suite 300 Juneau, Alaska 99801 907-465-3509 Fax: 907-465-5400 Fee: $2/doc, Check to “State of Alaska” notary@gov.state.ak.us http://ltgov.state.ak.us/
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Arizona

Arizona Secretary of State, Attn: Notary Department 1700 W. Washington, 7th Floor Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-542-4285 Fee: $3/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sosaz.com/


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Arkansas

Secretary of State 256 State Capitol Building Little Rock, AR 72201 Attn: Corporation 501-682-3409 Fee: $5/Certification, $10/Apostille Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sosweb.state.ar.us/
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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” https://web.archive.org/web/20090106133630/http://www.ss.ca.gov./business/notary/notary_authentication.htm
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Colorado

Secretary of State, Suite 200, 1560 Broadway Denver, CO 80202 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/

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Connecticut

Secretary of the State, Attn: Authentications 30 Trinity Street Hartford, CT 06106 860-509-6135 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
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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”
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District of Columbia

Notary Commissions and Authentications Section, One Judiciary Square 441 4th Street, NW Room 810-S Washington, DC 20001 202-727-3117 Open 9AM – 1PM Fee: $10/doc, Check to “DC Treasurer”
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Florida

Department of State (updated 1/04) Division of Corporations Notary and Apostille Certification 409 E. Gaines Street Tallahassee, FL 32399 850-245-6945 or 6975 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
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Georgia

Secretary of State Elections Division Suite 1104, West Tower 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr, SW Atlanta, GA 30334 Att: Sue 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 800-304-5175 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.
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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 (updated 8/00) Office Address: 415 South Beretania Street; Honolulu, HI 96813 Mailing Address: PO Box 3226; Honolulu, HI 96801 Phone: 808-586-0255 Fax: 808-586-0231 Fee: $1/doc, Check to “Office of the Lieutenant Governor” http://hawaii.gov/ltgov
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Idaho

Secretary of State, Office Address: 700 W Jefferson, Room 203; Boise ID 83720 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.iowa.gov/state/main/index.html
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Illinois

Secretary of State – Chicago Branch (walk – in only!) 17 N. State Street, Suite 1137 Chicago, IL 60602 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/
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Indiana

Secretary of State, Room 201 Statehouse 200 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 317-232-6531 Fee: $0 per document – FREE! http://www.state.in.us/serv/sos_notary (check your notary’s info)
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Iowa

Secretary of State, Corporate Division Lucas Building, 1st Floor 321 E 12th Street Des Moines, IA 50319 515-281-5204 Fax: 515-242-6556 Fee: $5/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sos.state.ia.us/
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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/
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Kentucky

Secretary of State, Corporate Records 700 Capitol Avenue, Rm 156 Frankfort, KY 40601 502-564-7330 Fee: $5/doc, Check to “KY State Treasurer” http://sos.ky.gov/
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Louisiana

LA Secretary of State, Commissions Department 8549 United Plaza Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70802 225-922-0414 Fax: 225-922-0945 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
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Maine

Department of Secretary of State, Notary Public Division 101 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0101 207-624-7650 Fee: $10/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.state.me.us/sos/sos.htm
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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 410-974-5521 ext 5460 Fee: $5/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sos.state.md.us
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Massachusetts

Secretary of the Commonwealth, Commissions Office One Ashburton Place Room 1719 Boston, MA 02108 617-727-2836 Fee: $6/doc, Check to “Commonwealth of MA” http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/precom/comidx.htm
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Michigan

Michigan Department of State, Office of the Great Seal 7064 Crowner Blvd. Lansing, MI 48918 517-373-2531 You must include a prepaid envelope to use this service Fee: $1/doc, Check to “State of Michigan” http://www.michigan.gov/sos ,
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Minnesota

Secretary of State, 180 State Office Bldg. 100 Constitution Ave St. Paul, MN 55155-1299 651-296-2803 Fax: 651-297-5844 Fee: $5/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sos.state.mn.us/
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Mississippi

Secretary of State (updated 4/04) ATTN: Nan Ainsworth 700 North Street Jackson, MS 39202 Toll Free: 800.256.3494 601.359.1633 Fax: 601.359.1607 Fee: $2/doc, check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sos.state.ms.us/
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Missouri

Secretary of State, Commission Division 600 W. Main, Room 367 Jefferson City, MO 65101 573-751-2336 Fee: $10/doc, Check to “State Director of Revenue” http://www.sos.mo.gov/business/commissions/certify.asp
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Montana

Secretary of State, Notary Division 1236 East 6th Helena, MT 59620 406-444-5379 Fax: 406-444-3976 Fee: $10/doc lithompson@state.mt.us Check to “Secretary of State” http://sos.mt.gov/
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Nebraska

NE Secretary of State, Mail In: PO Box 95104; Suite 1301;Lincoln, NE 68509 Walk In:1445 K Street; 1301 State Capitol Building; Lincoln, NE 68508 402-471-2558 Fax: 402-471-4429 Fee: $10/doc, check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sos.ne.gov/dyindex.html
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Nevada

Secretary of State Capitol Complex 202 N. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701-3714 775-684-5708 Fax: 775-684-5725 Fee: $20/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” Turnaround time is 5-10 days. You can expedite For an additional $25 per document. http://www.sos.state.nv.us/
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New Hampshire

New Hampshire Dept. of State (updated 3/00) Statehouse, Rm 204 107 N. Main St. Concord, NH 03301 603-271-3242 Fee: $5/doc https://web.archive.org/web/20170928231823/http://sos.nh.gov/
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New Jersey

Secretary of State of New Jersey, Dept of Treasury, Division of Revenue Office Address Attn: Notary Section; 225 West State Street Third Floor Trenton, NJ 08608-1001 Hours: 8:30AM-1PM and 2-3:00PM Mailing Address: PO Box 452; Trenton, NJ 08625-0452 609-292-9292 http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/dcr/programs/notary.html
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New Mexico

Secretary of State (updated 12/03) State Capitol, North Complex 325 Don Gaspar Avenue, Suite 300 Santa Fe, NM 87503 800-477-3632 505-827-3600 Fax: 505-827-3634 Fee: $3/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” All orders processed within 24 hours http://www.sos.state.nm.us/
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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, Certification Unit 123 William Street, 19th Floor New York, NY 10038 212-417-5684 Fee: $10/doc, MONEY ORDER to “Secretary of State” or Miscellaneous Records Department of State 41 State St. Albany, NY 12231 518-474-4770 Fee: $10/doc, MONEY ORDER to “Secretary of State”


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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 919-807-2140 or 919-807-2131 Fee $10/doc, check to “Secretary of State” authen@sosnc.com http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/authen/

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North Dakota

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

Secretary of State Elections Division Borden Bldg, 180 East Broad Street 15th Floor Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: 614-466-2585 Toll free: 877-767-6446 Fax: 614-544-0649 Fee: $5/doc, Check to “Ohio Secretary of State”
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Oklahoma

Oklahoma Secretary of State (updated 3/02) Certifications Office State Capital Building 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 101 Oklahoma City, OK 73105 405-521-3911 $20/doc, CASHIERS CHECK OR MONEY ORDER to “Secretary of State”
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Oregon

Secretary of State, Corporation Division, Notary Public Section 255 Capitol St, NE; Suite 151 Salem, OR 97310-1327 503-986-2593 Fee: $10/doc e-mail: oregon.notary@state.or.us http://www.filinginoregon.com/notary/howtoauth.htm
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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
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Rhode Island

Secretary of State 100 N. Main Street Providence, RI 02903 401-277-2357 Attn: Kristen Fee: $5/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.state.ri.us/
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South Carolina

Secretary of State, Edgar Brown Building 1205 Pendleton Street Columbia, SC 29201 803-734-2512 or 2119 Fee: $2/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.scsos.com/
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South Dakota

Secretary of State, 500 East Capitol Street, Suite 204 Pierre, SD 57501 605-773-3537 Fax: 605-773-3539 Fee: $5/doc, Check to ” Secretary of State” http://www.sdsos.gov/
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Tennessee

Secretary of State (updated 9/00) Attn: Notary Divison 312 Eighth Ave North Sixth Floor William R. Snodgrass Tower Nashville, TN 37243 615-741-3699 Fax: 615-741-5962 Fee: $2/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.state.tn.us/sos/
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Texas

Secretary of State (updated 7/04) Elections Division 1019 Brazos, Room 214
Austin, Texas 78701 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 http://www.sos.state.tx.us

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Utah

Utah Lieutenant Governor’s Office Attention: Authentication Office State Office Building Room 1160 PO Box 140760 SLC, UT 84114-0760 801-538-1040 801-538-1513 801-538-1977 Fax: 801-538-1557
Fee: $5 for vital records (birth/marriage certificates) and Apostilles $10 for all ‘other’ documents Money Orders and Cashier’s checks to “Lt. Governor” http://www.utah.gov/ltgovernor/

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Vermont

Office of the Secretary of State, 26 Terrace St. Drawer 9 Montpelier, VT 05609-1103 Attn: Kathy Watters 802-828-2308 or 802-825-2363 Fee: $2/doc http://www.sec.state.vt.us/
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Virginia

Secretary of the Commonwealth (updated 1/04) 830 E. Main St, 14th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219 804-786-2441 Fee: $10/doc, Check to “Secretary of the Commonwealth” http://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/

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Washington

Office of the Secretary of State (updated 03/03) Secretary of State Office Corporation Division-Apostille and Certificate Program 801 Capitol Way South P.O. Box 40228 Olympia, WA 98504-0228 Telephone: (360) 586-2268 or 360/586-7524 Fax: (360) 586-5629 email: mail@secstate.wa.gov Fee: $15/doc, Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.secstate.wa.gov/
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West Virginia

West Virginia Secretary Of State (updated 7/04) 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 Mail to: mphalen@wvsos.com http://www.wvsos.com/execrecords/other/authentication.htm
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Wisconsin

Secretary of State (updated 1/01) 30 W Mifflin St 10th Floor Madison, WI 53702 Phone: 608-266-8888 FAX: 267-6813 FAX Contact: 266-1437 Fee: $10/doc,

Check to “Secretary of State” http://www.sos.state.wi.us/
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Wyoming

Secretary of State (updated 7/99) State Capitol Building Cheyenne, WY 82002 307.777.5333 Fax: 307-777-6217 TTY: 307-777-5351 Fee: $3/doc Email: secofstate@missc.state.wy.us http://soswy.state.wy.us/
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