How to Become a Notary Public in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Online Notary Course

As a notary public in the State of Massachusetts, you have unlimited financial liability on every document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The Massachusetts 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. 

Our Massachusetts Notary Online Course offers:

  • 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

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

How to Become a Notary Public in Massachusetts

  1. Complete the Online Massachusetts Notary Training Course (highly recommended)
  2. Please do not call the Commissions Division with questions concerning your application as the constitutionally mandated appointing authority for all Notaries Public is the Governor, through the Executive Council. All questions concerning Notary Public applications should be directed to that office at 617-725-4030.
  3. Download the notary application.
  4. Completely fill out the application.
  5. Have an attorney and 3 Massachusetts residents (18 years or older) endorse your application.
  6. Send the application to: Notary Public Dept.State House, Room 184 Boston, MA 02133
  7. It will take 2-3 weeks to process.
  8. You will receive instructions on how to finish the process (oath and fee details).
  9. If you have any questions call 1-617-725-4030


Commission Term: 7 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Required
Application Fee: $60
Eligibility: No major felonies or other crimes, such as drunk driving
Other: Be able to read and write English

Notary Public Office
Room 184, State House
Boston, MA 02133

Phone: 617-725-4016