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.

How much does it cost to become a Notary Public in Arizona?

The physical costs of becoming a Notary Public vary from Company to Company.; Cost of Bond $ 35.00 Bond Only Secretary of State Fees: 43.00 Cost of Notary Seal/Stamp: $10-30.00 Cost of Notary Journal (Required by State Law) $10-20.00 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.

Can I expedite my Notary Public Application?

Absolutely, The Arizona Secretary of State’s department offers a $25.00 Expedite Fee payable by check ,made out to “Arizona Secretary of State.” This fee, in addition to the normal $43.00 filing fee speeds up the processing time of your Notary Public application to 72 hours or less. This can dramatically shorten your processing wait time and become an Arizona Notary Public faster.

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, you are urged to fax, email or mail a copy to use. If you have any questions, please feel free to use the contact us form to get a hold of us. Mailing Address: 3020 N. 44th St.   Phoenix, AZ 85018 Fax Number: (602) 956-5956

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

Absolutely, The Arizona Secretary of State offers Free In Person Notary Training at several locations throughout the month. We have included a link to the Secretary of State’s page where the training signup forms can be found. Arizona Secretary of State Notary Workshop Page In Addition, Online Web-Based Notary Public training is available through our web site which offers you approx 2.5 hours of streaming video’s to help you protect yourself as an Arizona Notary Public. You have 3 months of unlimited access to the videos for a 1-time fee of $49.95 and a completion certificate will be mailed at the end of the videos. You can access the training by Clicking Here

What is the process to apply to become a Notary Public in Arizona?

Step 1 – Purchase your Notary Bond Package from Step 2 – Fill out the Secretary of State Notary Public Application. We link right to it here for your convenience. Step 3 – Take your Original Arizona Notary Public Application, The Original Notarized Bond and a Check for $43.00 made payable to the “Arizona Secretary of State”. Mail it all to ;1700 W. Washington 7th Floor Attn: Notary Department Phoenix, AZ 85007Within the next 2-6 weeks you will receive your Notary Public Commission Certificate. Once you have received this, you need to send us a copy by either Fax, Email or Regular Mail so we can send you your supplies.