How to Become a Notary Public in Idaho

As a notary public in the State of Idaho, you have unlimited financial liability on EVERY document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The Idaho Online Notary Course is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way for you to learn what to do and how to protect yourself as a notary. Whether you are a new or current notary public, you should spend some time learning the laws.

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

How to Become a Notary Public in Idaho

  1. Complete the Online Idaho Notary Training Course (not required)
  2. Purchase an Idaho Notary Bond
  3. Complete the Idaho Notary Application form and pay the $30 fee. Include the bond with the application. The applicant's signature must be notarized on the application.
  4. Wait for the state to send you the Notary Certificate. This certificate allows you to obtain a rubber stamp seal. The seal may contain ONLY the words "Notary Public," "State of Idaho" and the notary's name and NOTHING MORE (sample seals are shown on page 5 of the Notary Handbook). Idaho Notary Stamp seals can be purchased on this site. Effective October 1, 2018 all stamps must have "Notary Public," "State of Idaho," "The notary's name," "Notary commission number." The stamp MAY include "My commission expires" followed by the notary's expiration date.
  5. Submit all filings and fees to:

    Secretary of State
    PO Box 83720
    450 N 4th Street
    Boise ID 83720-0080


Commission Term: 6 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: ID Resident or Employee
Stamp/Seal: Stamp or Embosser
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $10,000
Application Fee: $30
Eligibility: No major convictions in last 10 years and never removed from office
Other: Be able to read and write English

PO Box 83720
450 N 4th Street
Boise, ID 83720-0080

Phone: (208) 332-2849