How to Become a Notary Public in Arizona

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How to Become a Notary Public in Arizona
Step by Step Instructions

How to Become a Notary Public in Arizona

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 your bond before submitting the notary application.
  2. Complete the online Arizona notary public application on the Arizona Secretary of State's website (azsos.gov/business/notary-public). Print and sign the application. You cannot submit the application online.
  3. Make sure that your printed name and signature on the notary application match the printed name and signature on the notary bond.
  4. Submit your 1.) signed Notary Application, 2.) notarized Notary Bond, and 3.) $43 filing fee. Checks and money orders can be made out to the Arizona Secretary of State. All three items must be sent together for your application to be processed.
  5. It may take up to 4 weeks for your application to be processed from the date it was received by the Secretary of State.
  6. Obtain an Official Arizona Notary Stamp and notary journal.

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

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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: No felonies unless 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

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)