How to Become a Kansas Notary


How to Become a Notary Public in Kansas

  1. Complete the Online Kansas Notary Training Course (not required)
  2. Prior to submitting the form to the Secretary of State’s office, the applicant must obtain a good and sufficient bond to the state of Kansas in the sum of $7,500. The bond can either be obtained through a commercial surety – an insurance company or bonding company – or through personal sureties – two private individuals. The bond ensures that if a notary public fails to properly perform a notarization the surety will indemnify a third party for any damages caused by the notary’s negligence or misconduct.
  3. The applicant also must attach a clear and readable impression of his or her stamp on the application. To be accepted, the notary stamp must include the name of the applicant exactly as it appears on the application and the words “Notary Public” and “State of Kansas.” The stamp also may include a line for an expiration date; however, since the date is assigned by the secretary of state after the application is filed, we recommend that the actual date be left blank. Finally, the applicant must take the oath of office in front of a notary public, and the notary must complete the oath on the application and sign and affix his or her seal to the application.
  4. Once the Secretary of State’s office has received and accepted the application, a certificate, wallet card and Handbook will be mailed to the home address on the application. Until receipt of the certificate and wallet card, the applicant cannot notarize any documents.
  5. A Kansas notary's commission is good for four years. The certificate and wallet card will include the date that the notary’s commission expires. This date must be included in each notarization that the notary does to be a complete and legal notarization. The expiration date is determined by the date that the Secretary of State’s office files the application, not the date on the bond or the date the application is submitted to our office.

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

    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. and Canada
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    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

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    Gold Foil Stickers

    Gold Foil Stickers

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    Kansas Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

    Kansas Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

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    Please select your desired term and coverage amount.  For Kansas notary applicants or new Kansas notaries, we recommend selecting the full 4-year term for coverage as long as you hold the current notary commission.

    $19.00$432.00
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    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

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    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

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    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

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    $16.00$19.00
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    Inkless Thumbprint Pad

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    $9.95 $7.45
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    Kansas Notary Online Course

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    Kansas Notary Course

    Kansas 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
    *This is a single-user, limited license. For multiple students please contact us.
    $99.95 $49.95
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    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    $179.00 $45.00
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    Kansas Notary Stamp

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    Choose your desired Kansas 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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    Kansas Notary Embosser

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    Choose your desired Kansas 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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    Kansas Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    Kansas Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    Kansas Notary Jurat Stamp

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    Kansas Notary Bond ($7500)

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    Kansas Notary Bond ($7500)

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    $50.00
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    Embosser Impression Inker

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Kansas Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or Employee
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $7,500
Application Fee: $25
Eligibility: No felony or moral turpitude convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English


Address:
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594

Phone: (785) 296-2239
Email: notary@sos.ks.gov

Important Kansas Notary Links

Kansas State Website
Kansas Notary Application
Kansas Apostilles
Kansas Notary Name Change
Kansas Notary Address Change
Kansas Notary Handbook