U.S. State Guide (Info. for all 50 states)

Find your state below to see the authorized apostille and certification office link.

Alabama:
Secretary of State
www.sos.state.al.us/AdminServices/Authentications.aspx

Alaska:
Lieutenant Governor; Attorney General and Clerk of the Appellate Courts

Arizona:
Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State
www.azsos.gov/business_services/notary/Apostille.htm

Arkansas:
Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State
www.sosweb.state.ar.us/corp_ucc_authentication_docs.html

California:
Secretary of State; any Assistant Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State
http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/notary/authentication.htm

Colorado:
Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/notary/apostille.htm

Connecticut:*
Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; Director, Commercial Recording Division
www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3177&q=392130&SOTSNav_GID=1844

Delaware:
Secretary of State; Acting Secretary of State
http://corp.delaware.gov/apost_info.shtml
http://corp.delaware.gov/reqguide.shtml

Florida:
Secretary of State
http://notaries.dos.state.fl.us/notproc7.html

Georgia:*
Secretary of State; Notary Public Division Director
www.gsccca.org/Projects/apost.asp

Hawaii:
Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii
http://hawaii.gov/ltgov/office/apostilles

Idaho:
Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; Notary Public Clerk
www.idsos.state.id.us/notary/apostill.htm

Illinois:
Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.state.il.us/departments/index/divisions.html#notary
www.cookctyclerk.com/sub/authenticating_notaries_apostilles.asp

Indiana:
Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
http://www.in.gov/sos/business/apostille/

Iowa:
Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

Kansas:
Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; any Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
www.kssos.org/business/notary_public/certifications.html

Kentucky:
Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State
www.sos.ky.gov/adminservices/apostilles.htm

Louisiana:
Secretary of State
www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/134/Default.aspx

Maine:
Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
http://maine.gov/sos/cec/notary/apostilles.html

Maryland:
Secretary of State
www.sos.state.md.us/Certifications/certifications.htm

Massachusetts:
Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for Public Records beginning in 1981 through January 13, 1995)
Deputy Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (beginning January 16, 1995 through November 16, 1995)
Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (from November 17, 1995)
www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/precom/comidx.htm

Michigan:
Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1638_8734—,00.html

Minnesota:
Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=984

Mississippi:
Secretary of State; any Assistant Secretary of State
website

Missouri:
Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.mo.gov/business/commissions/certify.asp

Montana:
Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Government Affairs Bureau Chief
http://sos.mt.gov/Notary/Certifications/index.asp

Nebraska:
Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.state.ne.us/business/notary/not_auth.html

Nevada:
Secretary of State; Chief Deputy Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
http://sos.state.nv.us/business/apostille/index.asp

New Hampshire:
Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.sos.nh.gov/certific.htm

New Jersey: *
Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State
www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/dcr/programs/apostilles.htm

New Mexico:
Secretary of State
www.sos.state.nm.us/sos-Apostille.html

New York:
Secretary of State; Executive Deputy Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State; any Special Deputy Secretary of State

North Carolina:
Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.secretary.state.nc.us/authen/

North Dakota:
Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
www.nd.gov/sos/notaryserv/certifications.html

Ohio:
Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State
www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/authentication.aspx

Oklahoma:
Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Budget Officer of the Secretary of State
www.sos.state.ok.us/general/general_home.htm

Oregon:
Secretary of State; Acting Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; and Assistant to the Secretary of State
www.sos.state.or.us/corporation/notary/howtoauth.htm

Pennsylvania:
Secretary of the Commonwealth; any Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth; Commissioner of the Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation
www.dos.state.pa.us/notaries/cwp/view.asp?a=1250&q=445147

Rhode Island:

Secretary of State; First Deputy Secretary of State; Second Deputy Secretary of State

http://www.sec.state.ri.us/corps/apostille/authen.html/document_view?set_language=en&cl=en

e-Register: http://ucc.state.ri.us/E-App/login.php

South Carolina:
Secretary of State
www.scsos.com/Apostilles

South Dakota:
Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State

Tennessee:
Secretary of State
http://tennessee.gov/sos/bus_svc/apostillesFAQs.htm

Texas:

Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State; Director
P.O. Box 13550
AUSTIN, Texas 78701
Fee:  $15 (with exception for adoption)
http://www.sos.state.tx.us/authinfo.shtml

Utah:
Lieutenant Governor; Deputy Lieutenant Governor; Administrative Assistant
http://governor.utah.gov/authentications/

Vermont:
Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
http://vermont-archives.org/notary/guide/Notary5.htm

Virginia:
Secretary of the Commonwealth; Chief Clerk, Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
website

Washington (State):
Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State; Director, Department of Licensing
www.secstate.wa.gov/corps/apostilles/

West Virginia:
Secretary of State; Under Secretary of State; any Deputy Secretary of State
www.wvsos.com/execrecords/other/authentication_copy(1).htm

Wisconsin:
Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State
www.sos.state.wi.us/apostilles.htm

Wyoming:
Secretary of State; Deputy Secretary of State
website

Other Subdivisions:

American Samoa:
Secretary of American Samoa; Attorney General of American Samoa

District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.):
Executive Secretary; Assistant Executive Secretary; Mayor’s Special Assistant and Assistant to the Executive Secretary; Secretary of the District of Columbia

Guam (Territory of):
Director, Department of Administration; Acting Director, Department of Administration; Deputy Director, Department of Administration; Acting Deputy Director, Department of Administration

Northern Mariana Islands (Commonwealth of the):
Attorney General; Acting Attorney General; Clerk of the Court, Commonwealth Trial Court; Deputy Clerk, Commonwealth Trial Court

Puerto Rico (Commonwealth of):
Under Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of State for External Affairs; Assistant Secretary of State; Chief, Certifications Office; Director, Office of Protocol; Assistant Secretary of State for International Affairs, Chief, Certification Office

Virgin Islands of the United States
no authority designated".