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VT Senate Bill 220


State: Vermont
Signed: October 12, 2020

Effective: October 12, 2020
Chapter: Act No. 178


Senate Bill 220 makes technical changes regarding professions and occupations regulated by the Secretary of State’s Office of Professional Regulation.

Repeals 24 V.S.A. Section 183.
  1. Repeals the requirement for the county clerk to send a Notary Public’s certificate of appointment to the Secretary of State on forms furnished by the Secretary.
  2. Repeals the requirement for the Secretary of State to bind and index the Notary Public commission appointment certificates.

When Vermont’s Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts law took effect on July 1, 2019, the Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) began receiving applications and appointing Notaries Public. Previously this responsibility was with the assistant judges and county clerks.

With the OPR now using an online services platform to process applications for Notary commissions, an applicant or the Notary can upload a scanned copy of the completed, signed and notarized oath of office, obviating the need for the county clerk to send the Notary’s certificate of appointment to the Secretary of State.  

Read Senate Bill 220.