(Mineola, NY) Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell is issuing an alert to all local Notaries Public with regard to NYS Notary Public renewals. Notary Public renewals for Nassau County are first processed by the Office of the Nassau County Clerk and then remitted to the New York State Department of State Licensing Division. Once the County Clerk’s office has processed and remitted the renewal, the remainder of the processing is now the responsibility of New York State, which includes their issuing and sending the Notary Public Identification Card to the Notary. The County Clerk’s office has been advised that there is a 4-to-6 month lag for New York State to process these.
Despite the New York State lag, County Clerk O’Connell wants to assure all Notaries Public that “once a notary commission renewal is processed by the County Clerk’s Office and the check has been cleared, it is considered renewed. Notaries Public can then continue to perform notary functions with their existing identification number and new expiration date.” County Clerk O’Connell encourages those who are experiencing delays in receiving their Notary Public Identification Card to contact the NYS Department of State Division of Licensing Information at (518) 474-4429. For all other Notary Public information, the County Clerk’s Notary Public Guide is available at www.nassaucountyny.gov/clerk.