What We Do
One of the functions of our office is to assist the Governor in his appointments of over 4,000 individuals to serve on Virginia's boards and commissions. All Virginians are encouraged to participate in the government of our Commonwealth by offering to serve on a board or commission, or by recommending qualified candidates.
Those of us who serve in the Kaine administration are deeply committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion and welcome all segments of the Commonwealth's population into our government. This is what makes the theory of self-government a reality.
The Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth will be sending a written notice in the near future to all Virginia notaries regarding the upcoming changes to the notary laws and how they will affect the notary process in Virginia. This notice will also include the notary registration number for all notaries. Until you receive the notice you can read about the changes (pdf 31kb).
Note: For information regarding corporations, businesses, certificates of authority, or change of address please contact the Clerk's Office in the State Corporation Commission at 804-371-9733 or toll free (Virginia only) 866-722-2551.
Calling All Virginians
We are actively seeking qualified Virginians to serve their Commonwealth. Many citizens possess specialized professional knowledge and experience that would be of great value to a board or commission. If you are interested in serving as a gubernatorial appointee, please be sure to peruse our 2007 Term Appointments list (pdf, 394 k); this will give you a good idea of the type of boards and positions available.
For more information, including applications, instructions and staff contacts, visit our Appointments pages.