A Notary Public is commissioned by the Secretary of State and performs various functions such as administering oaths and affirmations, taking affidavits and depositions, and certifying acknowledgments or proof of such written instruments as deeds, mortgages, and powers of attorney. The Cayuga County Clerk processes new and renewal notary forms, and maintains records of all notaries in the county. If you need something notarized, please stop into our office. We do not charge a fee to notarize documents. For more information, or if you would like to find out how to become a notary, please visit the NYS Division of Licensing Services page.