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Notary Public, Railroad, Trademarks and Tradenames

Our Offices will be closed on: Wednesday, December 24th, and Thursday, December 25th, 2014

The Department of Financial Institutions will be closed on Wednesday, December 24th, and Thursday, December 25th, 2014.

Although the Agency will be closed to the public, Internet Web Services will still be available for individuals who are accessing or filing documents over the Internet. Any online document received on a day the Division of Corporate and Consumer Services is closed for a holiday or weekend will be effective on the day it is received provided the filing meets statutory requirements. There will be no mail delivery to the Department on holidays or weekends. There also will be no staff to accept courier deliveries.

The Corporation Bureau fax machine (608-267-6813) will not be available to accept faxed documents on a holiday or weekend.

To see future days that the Agency will be closed, click 2014 Closure Dates. (PDF: 69 KB / 1 page)


The Bureau of Uniform Commercial Code, Notary and Trademark administers the Notary, Trademark and Tradename programs. The Department of Financial Institutions is pleased to announce that notaries may now apply and pay online. When using the online application, forms will need to be printed, completed and mailed into our office for processing and approval but the process will be faster.

To download forms related to the Notary, Trademark and Tradename programs, please click here. If you have questions related to either of these programs, follow the links below. You may call the Department of Financial Institutions at 608-266-8915 for more information.

Notary Public Information

Railroad Information

Trademark and Tradename Information