How to Become an Arizona Notary

How to Become a Notary Public in Arizona

  1. Complete the Online Arizona Notary Training Course (not required)
  2. Complete the Arizona Notary Public Application. Print your name exactly as you want your notary commission to be issued. Show your middle initial or name only if you intend to use it when signing as a notary public. List the physical location of your residence; you are commissioned from your home address. Fill in all the blanks on the form and sign the application exactly as your name is printed. The signature on the application you submit must be original.
  3. Purchase a 4-year $5,000 notary bond for regular notaries or 4-year $25,000 notary bond for E-Notaries in duplicate form from an insurance agent.The bond must show your name printed and signed in two places exactly as on the notary application. The bond must show the county in which you reside. The bond must show its effective and expiration dates. The bond cannot be issued more than 60 days before or 30 days after the commission is initiated. The expiration date of the bond is always one day less than the effective date four years later. Both the Arizona resident bonding agent and attorney-in-fact must sign the bond, if indicated.
  4. Mail the following documents to the Secretary of State (use the address shown above): The original application with an original signature. Mail a duplicate copy of the bond with your application, to ensure that the bond and commission dates match. A check or money order in the amount of $43.00 made payable to the Secretary of State.
  5. Obtain an Official Notary Seal.
  6. Wait to receive a commission certificate from the Clerk of the Superior Court designating you as a notary.
  7. Order a rubber notary seal (stamp) from The rubber stamp is your official seal, but you may use an embosser in addition to the rubber stamp.


Arizona Notary Supplies

Arizona Notary Requirements

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

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

Phone: (602) 542-6187

Important Arizona Notary Links

Arizona State Website
Arizona Notary Application
Arizona Apostilles
Arizona Notary Name Change
Arizona Notary Address Change
Arizona Notary Database
Arizona Notary Handbook

Have a group of people that need training? We currently offer live training for your business or organization. To schedule a private notary seminar, please contact us at (888) 263-1977.

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