Arizona Notary Public – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Arizona Notary Publics FAQ Page

Who can become an Arizona Notary Public?

In Arizona, there are qualifications for becoming a Notary Public and they are;
  • Must be an Arizona resident
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to read and write English
  • Must be a citizen or a legal permanent resident of the USA
  • Must NOT have a conviction of a felony unless your civil rights have been restored.
Also please note that:  If you have had a professional license revoked or suspended for misconduct or dishonesty or any cause that substantially relates to the duties or responsibilities of a notary public, or if you have had your notary commission revoked, the Secretary may refuse to grant you a commission.
The physical costs of becoming a Notary Public vary from Company to Company. We have the BEST pricing around! Please compare….we know we have the best rates! Although this is a bare minimum approach to becoming an Arizona Notary Public, it is highly suggested to at least carry as much Errors & Omissions insurance as the Bond Amount.

How much of a bond does Arizona Require to become a Notary Public?

The Arizona Secretary of State currently requires a $5,000.00 Surety Bond that is good for a 4-year term (also called commission)

Where can I find the Arizona Notary Public Application now that I have purchased my Bond Package?

The Arizona Secretary of State’s web site offers this Online application Process which is new and required. We provide a link to this application for your convenience here. this link will open in a new window Click Here for Arizona Notary Public Application How long does it take to become an Arizona Notary Public?
From the time you Submit your bond request and your paperwork gets submitted to the Arizona Secretary of State, you will usually receive your commission certificate in the mail within 4-6 weeks.

I purchased your bond and supplies, I’ve received my bond now where are my supplies?

According to state law, we cannot mail / ship you your supplies until we receive a copy of your commission certificate from the Secretary of State. Once you receive your certificate,  email to us at If you have any questions, please feel free to use the contact us form to get a hold of us. Mailing Address: 4340 E. Indian School Rd. Ste 21-484  Phoenix, AZ 85018 Email:

Is there any free training available for Arizona Notary Publics in?

Absolutely, The Arizona Secretary of State provides Notary Training on their Notary Manuel on their website.