How to Become an Alaska Notary

This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of becoming an Alaska notary. Along with your state-required surety bond, our notary package includes detailed instructions that guide you through the application process.

Once you are officially appointed as a notary, you will hold this position for four years.

1. Meet Alaska Notary Requirements

To become a notary public in Alaska, you must:

  • Reside legally in the United States
  • Be a permanent Alaska resident
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a $2,500 surety bond
  • Have a signed and notarized oath of office
  • Have no felony convictions or previous notary commissions revoked within 10 years of applying for a notary commission

2. Purchase a Notary Bond

All Alaska notaries need a $2,500 surety bond. The state does not provide these bonds, so we include one in our online notary package. Be sure to pick a name for your surety bond that you want to appear on your official seal of office. The name used for your bond and seal must be identical.

3. Fill Out the State Notary Application

You can complete your Alaska notary application online or by mail.

To apply online, you must do the following:

  1. Use an active myAlaska account to access the Online Notary Database, then click “Apply for Commission.” Need to create an account? Start here.
  2. After selecting your commission type, scan and upload your notary bond
  3. Submit your application, then look for an automated email with a printable oath of office signature page
  4. Print and sign your oath of office and get it notarized by an Alaska notary in good standing
  5. Scan and upload a copy of your signed and notarized oath using the automated email received in the previous step
  6. Pay the $40 state application fee

Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Notary Public Office
PO BOX 110015
Juneau, AK 99811

*You can pay the $40 application fee using a credit card or with a check made payable to “State of Alaska.”

4. Get Your Notary Commission Certificate and Stamp

After your application is approved by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, it will email you a digital copy of your commission certificate and the Alaska Notary Statutes. You'll get a physical copy within two weeks of approval.

Alaska requires all notaries to have a notary stamp, but it does not provide stamps directly. Our notary package includes a self-inking notary stamp in your choice of 12 colors. Your stamp will comply with all state requirements.

Your stamp includes:

  • Your name as it appears on your commission certificate
  • The words “State of Alaska”
  • The words “Notary Public”
  • Your commission expiration date and ID number (if any)
  • A Commission Identification Number assigned by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor

NOTE: The state requires you to send us a copy of your Notary Commission Certificate before we can manufacture your stamp. In order to receive your stamp, forward an email or scanned copy of your certificate to

We will then manufacture a notary stamp that meets or exceeds state specifications and promptly ship it to you.

The state of Alaska also requires all notaries to keep a journal of their work. That's why we include a record-keeping journal in our complete notary package.