Become a Washington Notary Public

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Washington Notary Commission Overview

The step-by-step process for becoming a notary public in the state of Washington is detailed below. Once you are ready to shop for supplies, simply visit our store. As a national provider of notary supplies, notary bonds, insurance, and training, has pretty much everything you need to become a Washington notary public.


Washington Notary Supplies Package

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How to Become a Notary Public in Washington

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Become a Washington Notary Public


Washington State offers two ways to apply to become a notary public:

Option 1: Apply Online.

1. Submit your Notary Public Commission Application, a copy of your notarized Oath of Office form, and a copy of your signed $10,000 Washington notary bond.

2. Pay the $75 fee.

Option 2: Apply By Mail.

1. Complete the Washington Notary Public Commission Application.

2. Send your application with a copy of your signed $10,000 Washington notary bond, and a copy of your notarized Oath of Office form.

3. Pay the $75 fee.

After you receive your commission, purchase a Washington notary stamp and a notary journal.

Congratulations! You are now a Washington notary public!


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or ID/OR resident, WA employee
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Required
Bond: $10,000
Application Fee: $30
Eligibility: No felony convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English

Notary Public Program Department of Licensing
PO Box 35001
Seattle, WA 98124-3401

Phone: (360) 664-1550


You must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to read and write English
  • A citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
  • Live in Washington State, or have a place of employment or practice in Washington

Washington Notary Stamp Requirements