How to Become a Massachusetts Notary


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

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Massachusetts Notary Supplies


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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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    $2.00
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    Massachusetts Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

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    Notary E&O Policy

    Massachusetts Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

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    Please select your desired term and coverage amount.  For Massachusetts notary applicants or new Massachusetts notaries, we recommend selecting the full 7-year term for coverage as long as you hold the current notary commission.

    $16.00$693.00
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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

    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 Thumbprint Pad

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    $9.95 $7.45
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    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    Loan Signing Agent Course

    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    $179.00 $45.00
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    Massachusetts Notary Online Course

    Massachusetts Notary Course
    Massachusetts Notary Course

    Massachusetts 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.
    $49.95$95.00
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    Massachusetts Notary Stamp

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    Massachusetts Notary Stamp

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    Choose your desired Massachusetts 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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    Massachusetts Notary Embosser

    Massachusetts Notary Embosser

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    Choose your desired Massachusetts 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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    Massachusetts Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

    Massachusetts Notary Acknowledgment Stamp
    Massachusetts Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

    Massachusetts Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    $22.95
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    Massachusetts Notary Jurat Stamp

    Massachusetts Notary Jurat Stamp
    Massachusetts Notary Jurat Stamp

    Massachusetts Notary Jurat Stamp

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    $19.95
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    Embosser Impression Inker

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    Embosser Impression Inker

    Embosser Impression Inker

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Massachusetts Notary Requirements


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


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

Phone: 617-725-4016

Important Massachusetts Notary Links

Massachusetts State Website
Massachusetts Notary Application
Massachusetts Apostilles
Massachusetts Notary Handbook