The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 24: Municipal and County Government

Chapter 5: COUNTY OFFICERS; POWERS AND DUTIES

Sub-Chapter 9: Notaries Public

24 V.S.A. § 441. Appointment; jurisdiction; ex officio notaries; application



§ 441. Appointment; jurisdiction; ex officio notaries; application

(a) The assistant judges may appoint as many notaries public for the county as the public good requires. Notaries public so appointed shall hold office until ten days after the expiration of the term of office of such judges, and their jurisdiction shall extend throughout the State.

(b) The Clerk of the Supreme Court, county clerks, superior court clerks, deputy superior court clerks, justices of the peace, and town clerks and their assistants shall be ex officio notaries public.

(c) Every applicant for appointment and commission as a notary public shall complete an application to be filed with the county clerk stating that the applicant is a resident of the county and has reached the age of majority, giving his or her business or home address and providing a handwritten specimen of the applicant's official signature.

(d) An ex officio notary public shall cease to be a notary public when he or she vacates the office on which his or her status as a notary public depends. (Amended 1973, No. 106, § 8, eff. 30 days from April 25, 1973; 1973, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 9, 1974; 1983, No. 194 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1995, No. 181 (Adj. Sess.), § 14a; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 179.)