How to Become a North Dakota Notary


How to Become a Notary Public in North Dakota

  1. Complete the Online North Dakota Notary Training Course (not required)
  2. To process a notary commission the following needs to be completed and submitted to the Secretary of State:A Notary Application (SFN 11001) in the notary's legal name in which you will be notarizing documents. The application will require the applicant to sign an affidavit of qualification and take an oath of office in front of a commissioned notary public.

    A Notary Bond (SFN 19355) in the penal sum of $7,500.00 (seven thousand five hundred dollars) conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of the office.

    The $36.00 filing fee must be made payable to the Secretary of State. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are also accepted.

    If the applicant resides in a county that borders North Dakota and which is in a state that extends reciprocity to a notary public who resides in a border county of North Dakota. An Appointment of Agent (SFN 19369) is required.

When all of the above requirements are complete and correct, the applicant will be issued a certificate of authorization which allows them to obtain a seal/stamp from the vendor of their choice.

After the applicant obtains their seal/stamp, an impression of the seal/stamp must be affixed to the certificate of authorization and returned to the Secretary of State’s office. After the certificate is received, approved, and filed, the Secretary of State will issue an official notary commission.

Under no circumstances may an applicant commence with the duties of the notary public until such time their official commission has been issued by the Secretary of State.

 


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

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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.
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    Gold Foil Stickers

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    North Dakota Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

    North Dakota Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

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

    $22.00$480.00
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    Notary Records Journal

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    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    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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    $16.00$19.00
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    Inkless Thumbprint Pad

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    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    North Dakota Notary Online Course

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    North Dakota Notary Course

    North Dakota 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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    North Dakota Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    North Dakota Notary Stamp

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    North Dakota Notary Stamp

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    Choose your desired North Dakota 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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    North Dakota Notary Jurat Stamp

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    North Dakota Notary Bond ($7,500)

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    North Dakota Notary Bond ($7,500)

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North Dakota Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Have the qualifications of an elector as to age and residence. Reside in a county that borders North Dakota and which is in a state that extends reciprocity.
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $7,500
Application Fee: $36
Eligibility: Conviction by a court of competent jurisdiction of an offense related to the honesty, integrity, or trustworthiness of the notary which the secretary of state determines would render the notary or notary applicant unfit to serve the public as a notary.
Other: Be able to read and write English


Address:
Secretary of State, State of North Dakota
600 E Boulevard Ave Dept 108
Bismark, ND 58505-0500

Phone: (701) 328-2901
Email: sosaccnot@nd.gov

Important North Dakota Notary Links

North Dakota State Website
North Dakota Notary Application
North Dakota Apostilles
North Dakota Notary Name Change
North Dakota Notary Address Change
North Dakota Notary Handbook