How to Become an Iowa Notary


How to Become a Notary Public in Iowa

  1. Complete the Online Iowa Notary Training Course (not required)
  2. Complete an application for appointment as a notary public on a form prescribed by the secretary of state. https://sos.iowa.gov/business/pdf/applicant.pdf
  3. Remit the sum of thirty dollars to the secretary of state. However, persons appointed as notaries public under section 9E.3, subsection 2, are   not subject to the fee imposed by this subsection. (Government employee notaries)
  4. When the secretary of state determines that the requirements of this section are satisfied, the secretary shall execute and deliver a certificate of commission to the person appointed.

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Iowa Notary Supplies


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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. and Canada
    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. and CanadaID Checking Guide Sample Page

    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

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    Driver's license and I.D. checking guide. A notary public should own a copy of the I.D. Checking Guide to use when verifying in- and out-of-state identification.
    $32.95 $16.95
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    Gold Foil Stickers

    Gold Foil Stickers
    Gold Foil Stickers

    Gold Foil Stickers

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    $2.00
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    Iowa Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

    Iowa Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

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    Please select your desired term and coverage amount.  For Iowa notary applicants or new Delaware notaries, we recommend selecting the full 3-year term for coverage as long as you hold the current notary commission.

    $13.00$372.00
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    Notary Records Journal

    Notary Records Journal
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    Notary Records Journal

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    $14.95$17.95
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    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

    Modern Notary Journal (Soft Cover)
    Modern Notary Journal (Soft Cover)

    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    Keeping a notary journal is required by law in 16 states and strongly recommended in the rest.

    A journal is an important chronicle of your notarial actions and can help protect you in the event of future legal proceedings. The Modern Journal meets all state requirements and contains room for nearly 500 entries, with multiple notarizations per entry. Other features include:

    - 128 numbered heavy-weight pages
    - tamper-proof binding and sewn construction
    - time-saving checkboxes
    - complete instructions

    Every attempt has been made to strike the perfect balance between quality and economy - we hope you'll agree.

    $15.95$18.95
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    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

    Classic Notary Journal (Soft Cover)
    Classic Notary Journal (Soft Cover)

    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

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    $16.00$19.00
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    Inkless Thumbprint Pad

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    Inkless Thumbprinter Pad

    Inkless Thumbprint Pad

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    $9.95 $7.45
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    Iowa Notary Online Course

    Iowa Notary Course
    Iowa Notary Course

    Iowa Notary Online Course

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    • State-Specific Notary Laws and Information
    • 2.5 Hours+ of Streaming On-Demand Video Instruction
    • 12 Months of Unlimited Access
    • Immediate access to Proof of Completion Certificate (PDF)
    • Course forums to receive updates, ask questions and interact with other students
    $49.95
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    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

    Loan Signing Agent Course
    Loan Signing Agent Course

    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    $179.00 $45.00
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    Iowa Notary Stamp

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    Trodat 4913 Notary StampsIowa Notary Stamp - PSI 2264 Slim

    Iowa Notary Stamp

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    Choose your desired Iowa notary stamp type below. Start by choosing the stamp type, then stamp color, then ink color. Not all notary stamps offer all options.

    $17.00$28.95
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    Iowa Notary Embosser

    Iowa Notary Embosser - EZ EM Gray
    Iowa Notary Embosser - EZ EM Gray

    Iowa Notary Embosser

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    Choose your desired Iowa notary embosser type and color below. Start by choosing the embosser type, then embosser color. Not all notary embossers offer all color options.
    $24.95$32.00
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    Iowa Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

    Iowa Notary Acknowledgment Stamp
    Iowa Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

    Iowa Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    $22.95
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    Iowa Notary Jurat Stamp

    Iowa Notary Jurat Stamp
    Iowa Notary Jurat Stamp

    Iowa Notary Jurat Stamp

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    $19.95
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    Embosser Impression Inker

    Embosser Impression Inker
    Embosser Impression Inker

    Embosser Impression Inker

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    $14.95

Iowa Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 3 years (Resident), 1 year (Non-resident)
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or employee from bordering state
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $30
Eligibility: No felony convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English


Address:
Lucas Building, 1st Floor
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: (515) 281-5204
Email: sos@sos.iowa.gov

Important Iowa Notary Links

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



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