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An authentication certifies the signature and the position of the official who has executed, issued or certified a copy of a document. Once your document has the County Clerk’s seal on it, you can present the document to New York State - Department of State for the Apostille. Please go to the Department of State's Division of Licensing website for further information. Apostilles are generally used outside of the United States. For further questions, contact us at 845-291-2698.
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You can walk into the Orange County Clerk's Passport Office, Monday through Friday 9am-4:30pm, for Notary Authentication services or you can Mail in the document that is notarized. The fee is $3 per document. $5 fee for registrar certificates for vital records. We can only authenticate the signatures of notaries public commissioned in Orange County. For further questions, contact us at 845-291-2698 or email us. Due to the sensitivity of some of these documents we strongly recommend tracking be placed on the mailings.
Orange County Clerk's OfficeAttn: Passports/Apostille/Notary255 Main St.Goshen, NY 10924
Please call us for a long-form renewal 845-291-2698 or email us at CCInfo@Orangecountygov.com
Your identification card will be sent to you from Albany in about three months. For further questions, contact us at 845-291-2698.