How to Become a Wisconsin Notary

How to Become a Notary Public in Wisconsin

    1. Complete the Online Wisconsin Notary Training Course (Not required to become a notary in WI)
    2. Fill out the application.
    3. Complete the Notary Exam
    4. It is your responsibility to provide an engraved official seal or official rubber stamp prior to completing the application form. The seal or stamp may be of any size or shape, but must state only the words “Notary Public”, “State of Wisconsin”, and your name. You must always sign your name exactly as set forth on your notary seal or stamp.
    5. You must complete an application form and a bond/oath form, and submit both forms to the Department of Financial Institutions with the required $20 filing fee. Forms are available from the Department of Financial Institions’ office upon request or may be downloaded through the Internet.


Wisconsin Notary Supplies

Wisconsin Notary Requirements

Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: US Resident
Stamp/Seal: Stamp or Embosser
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $500
Application Fee: $20
Eligibility: No major convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English.
8th grade education

WI Department of Financial Institutions, Notary Records Section
PO Box 7847
Madison, WI 53707-7847

Phone: (608) 266-8915 Option 2

Important Wisconsin Notary Links

Wisconsin State Website
Wisconsin Notary Application
Wisconsin Notary Name Change
Wisconsin Notary Address Change
Wisconsin Notary Database
Wisconsin Notary Handbook

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