How to Become Notary Public in Utah

As a notary public in the State of Utah, you have unlimited financial liability on every document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The Utah 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. It's less expensive than an attorney consult!


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

How to Become a Notary Public in Utah

Source: notary.utah.gov.

  1. Study the Utah Notary Public Study Guide OR take our Utah Notary Online Course. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and watch the instruction videos!
  2. Create your account. This step is necessary in creating your application, and also to be able to start the test. Once you have completed the account creation process, you will be directed to begin the test. 
  3. Take the required state exam.
  4. At the end of the exam, pay the $45 application fee and the $30 testing fee. Your test is only submitted after you pay. Your test results will be provided immediately. 
  5. If you pass, print your application form, and sign and date it.
  6. After you take the test, submit the mandatory background check. You will not be notified when your background check has been processed and completed. Do not wait to get your results before continuing with the process. 
  7. Purchase a $5,000 Utah notary bond (available on Notary.net for $50).
  8. Get your oath (usually including with the bond) notarized. 
  9. Upload and submit your application, original bond, and notarized oath of office. If you need to submit any additional explanation of crimes committed, please upload a separate document containing the explanations. Once you upload your documents, your application is complete.
  10. You will be emailed your certificate once it has been processed.
  11. Buy your notary stamp, journal, and E&O insurance. E&O insurance is optional but HIGHLY recommended, as it greatly helps limit your financial liability.

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Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident for 30 days
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $5,000
Application Fee: $75 ($45 application, $30 exam)
Eligibility: No felony convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English.
Pass Test.
Endorsed by 2 UT residents

Address:
Utah State Capitol Complex
P.O. Box 142325
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2325

Phone: 801-538-1041
Email: notary@utah.gov

How to Become a Notary Public in Utah FAQs

Source: notary.utah.gov

How much does it cost to become a Utah Notary Public?

The State of Utah charges an initial application fee of $55.00* and a testing fee of $40.00* (totaling $95.00). If you fail the test you may retake it up to 30 days after the first test date for an additional $40.00. If you take the test later than 30 days after the original test date you will be charged the full $95.00.

Notary bonding surety companies typically charge $50.00 for your 4 year bond requirement. The stamp will cost somewhere around $25.00. Please note any further supplies or insurance coverage is not required, but a notary journal will typically cost around $10.00 to $15.00. *Please note the application fee and testing fee are non-refundable.

Will I be notified when my background check is processed and told the results?

We do not have the ability to notify you when your background check is processed because the background checks are done through a different agency. For that same reason, we are unable to disclose any specific results or issue copies of the background check to notaries.

Applicants should continue the process of obtaining their notarial bond and oath of office without the results of their background check.