Application To Become A Notary

How to Become A Notary

If you’re interested in completing an application to become a notary, there are a few important things to know about before you begin. Every state has different notary license requirements, but there are a few basic guidelines that typically apply anywhere, no matter which state you live in. If you have questions or need some help with your application to become a notary, be sure to contact me today. Here are the basics of notary license requirements in the United States so you can be prepared for the process.

  • Most states require that you are at least 18 years of age in order to be a notary. You must be a legal resident of the state and have a clean criminal record. Some states require you to read and write English fluently, and certain states will allow residents of neighboring states to become notaries.

  • The cost to become a notary varies and can be less than $100 in certain states to several hundred dollars in others. Make sure you confirm the fee to submit your application to become a notary as well as additional training, exams, supplies, and the cost of background screenings when applicable.

  • Depending on the state, some notary license requirements include a background check. If you have a misdemeanor or felony on your record, you may not qualify.

  • You will also need certain supplies including certificates, a stamping seal, and a journal so that you can keep track and thorough records of all of your notarizations. This isn’t required in every state, but it’s still a good idea to have one.

  • Each state requires different certifications for different types of notarizations. Make sure you have the right one for you so that everything you notarize is done correctly.

  • If you have any questions about your application or want to learn more about the process to become a notary, be sure to contact me today to find out how I can help!