Become an Arizona Notary Public

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Arizona Notary Commission Overview

The step-by-step process for becoming a notary public in the state of Arizona is detailed below. Once you are ready to shop for supplies, simply visit our store. As a national provider of notary supplies, notary bonds, insurance, and training, Notary.net has pretty much everything you need to become an Arizona notary public.



 

Arizona Notary Supplies Package

Our Arizona Notary Supplies Package includes a bond, stamp, and journal for only $54. Customize your supply package with add-ons including our Arizona Notary course, embosser, an acknowledgment or jurat stamp, and more!


How to Become a Notary Public in Arizona

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Become a Notary Public in Arizona

How to Become an Arizona Notary Step-by-Step

First-time Arizona notaries and renewing notaries must go through the same step-by-step process below.

1. Purchase an Arizona notary bond. You will need to submit your bond with the notary application.

2. Complete the Arizona Notary Public Application.

3. Check your application package. Your application materials should include your application, bond, and a check or money order in the amount of $43 made payable to the Secretary of State.

4. Send your application package to: Secretary of State, Notary Section 1700 W. Washington, 7th Floor Phoenix, AZ 85007-2888

5. Once you receive your commission information from the Clerk of Superior Court in the county of your primary residence, you will be ready to begin your duties as a commissioned notary public.

Note: An Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy does not replace a bond, but will help to repay the bonding company if a claim is ever made. Errors and Omissions is not required by law, but may be purchased as it protects the notary public and pays for any charges the notary might owe for legal fees and costs should the notary be sued.

6. Obtain an Official Arizona Notary Stamp and notary journal.

Congratulations! You are now an Arizona notary public.

Arizona Notary FAQs

What are the requirements to become a notary in Arizona?

To be commissioned as a notary in Arizona, you must:

  • Be an Arizona resident.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be able to read and write English.
  • Be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.
  • Not have a conviction for a felony unless civil rights have been restored, or a conviction of a lesser offense involving moral turpitude or of a nature that is incompatible with the duties of a notary public.

How much does it cost to become an Arizona notary?

Application Fee $25 + Bond Filing Fee $18 + Arizona Notary Supplies Package (includes bond, E&O insurance, stamp, and journal) $54 = $97

How long does it take to become a notary in Arizona?

It takes 4-6 weeks for the Secretary of State to process your notary commission application. 

When should I renew my Arizona notary commission?

You can begin to renew your notary commission with 60 days of the end of your current commission term. 

When does my notary commission end?

Check your stamp! Your notary stamp is required to contain your commission expiration date. 

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Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Required
Bond: $5,000
Application Fee: $43
Eligibility: An Arizona notary may not have a felony on their record, unless their civil rights have been restored.
Other: Be able to read and write English

Address:
1700 W. Washington Street
Floor 7
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2808

Phone: (602) 542-6187

If Filing By Mail: 

Send your notary application, notarized bond, and application fee to:

Secretary of State
Attn: Notary Dept.
1700 W. Washington Street, Fl. 7
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2808

In-Person Filing - Phoenix Office

State Capitol Executive Tower
1700 W. Washington Street
Suite 220

In-Person Filing - Tucson Office

Arizona State Complex Building
400 West Congress
First Floor, Suite 141

How Much Can an Arizona Notary charge per acknowledgement, jurat, copy certification, and oath or affirmation?

According to A.R.S. § 38-412

Acknowledgement: up to $10 per notary public signature

Jurat: up to $10 per notary public signature

Copy Certification: up to $10 per page certified

Oath or Affirmation: up to $10 per notarial act

 

Arizona Short Forms of Acknowledgements

Source: azsos.gov

  1. For an individual acting in his own right:
    State of _______________________________
    County of ______________________________
    The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this (date) by (name of person acknowledged.)
    (Signature of person taking acknowledgment)
    (Title or rank)
    (Serial number, if any) 
  2. For a corporation:
    State of _______________________________
    County of ______________________________
    The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this (date) by (name of officer or agent, title or officer or agent) of (name of corporation acknowledging) a (state or place of incorporation) corporation, on behalf of the corporation.
    (Signature of person taking acknowledgment)
    (Title or rank)
    (Serial number, if any)
  3. For a partnership:
    State of _______________________________
    County of ______________________________
    The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this (date) by (name of acknowledging partner or agent), partner (or agent) on behalf of (name of partnership), a partnership pursuant to subsection B of this section.
  4. For an individual acting as principal by an attorney in fact:
    State of _______________________________
    County of ______________________________
    The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this (date) by (name of attorney in fact) as attorney in fact on behalf of (name of principal).
    (Signature of person taking acknowledgment)
    (Title or rank)
    (Serial number, if any)
  5. By any public officer, trustee, or personal representative:
    State of _______________________________
    County of ______________________________
    The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this
    (date) by (name and title of position).
    (Signature of person taking acknowledgment)
    (Title or rank)
    (Serial number, if any)