The Charleston County Legislative Delegation Office serves as a liaison between the public, governmental agencies and the 21 elected state legislators who represent Charleston County. Eight state senators and 13 representatives comprise the delegation. This Office processes all Notary Public applications filed by Charleston County residents and provides information about Notary commissions to residents of other counties. Though state-mandated, the Delegation Office is County-funded.
Post Office Box 190016
North Charleston, SC 29419-9016
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm
A. Applications are available at the Legislative Delegation Office and at www.scsos.com. Office. Once the application form is completed, have it notarized and return it to the Delegation Office. Attach a check for $25, made payable to the Secretary of State. Endorsement of a Notary application requires the signatures of 11 delegation members. The Delegation Office obtains these signatures and then forwards the application to the Secretary of State's office. When the Notary commission is returned to the applicant, the Clerk of Court must record it within 15 days. There is a $10 recording fee.
A. The Delegation Office performs a variety of research and investigative tasks for legislators and constituents. Work is not limited to state agencies and may include contact with private organizations and federal and local government agencies.
Constituent - A member of a group represented by an elected official.
Notary Commission - An appointment made by the Governor through the Secretary of State's office designating one as a Notary Public effective for 10 years after the date of issuance.
Notary Public - A person legally authorized to witness signatures and certify documents.
The Charleston County Legislative Delegation is comprised of legislators who represent Charleston County in the S.C. General Assembly. Prior to the creation of Charleston County Council in 1949, members of the Legislative Delegation had the authority to govern the affairs of the County.
The 1975 passage of Act No. 283, S.C. Acts and Joint Resolutions, mandated the creation of County-funded delegation offices to provide administrative support in each of the state's 46 counties.
City of Charleston
City of Folly Beach
City of North Charleston
City of Isle of Palms
Town of Awendaw
Town of Hollywood
Town of James Island
Town of Kiawah Island
Town of Lincolnville
Town of McClellanville
Town of Meggett
Town of Mount Pleasant
Town of Ravenel
Town of Rockville
Town of Seabrook Island
Town of Sullivan's Island
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