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Arizona Notary Public Renewal Application Package

Notaries.com takes the stress out of renewing as a notary. Our renewal package includes:

  • Your notary commission certificate
  • $5,000 notary bond
  • Self-inking notary stamp
  • Notary journal
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Renew an Arizona Notary

Looking to simplify your notary renewal experience? Whether you're an experienced notary or it's your first time renewing, our online Arizona notary renewal package gives you everything you need in one place.

How to Renew Your Commission

Thankfully, Arizona has a simple renewal process that's similar to the process you followed for your initial notary application. If your current commission expires in two months or less, and you still meet all of Arizona's requirements, you can renew! Here's a step-by-step guide.

1) Purchase Your Notary Bond and Other Supplies

Just like during the initial application, renewing notaries in Arizona must purchase a $5,000 surety bond. Remember, it's necessary for all notaries because it protects clients from potential financial harm due to a notarization mistake.

Since it's a state requirement, we include the bond in your online renewal package! Once you get your bond, you once again need to get it notarized by an Arizona notary in good standing.

We also offer other notary supplies like stamp ink if you've run low over the years!

2) Complete the State of Arizona Notary Application

After getting your bond, you can complete the Arizona notary renewal application on the Arizona Secretary of State's website. It's important to purchase your bond before applying because the state asks specific questions about your bond. Without one, you cannot complete the renewal application.

When filling out the application, remember these tips:

  • Your printed name and signature on the application must match what's on the bond
  • Fill out the bond completely with no blanks and have it notarized properly
  • Include your physical home address on the application to verify it matches the county of residence on your bond
  • If you changed your name during the previous commission period, you must provide the exact names before and after the change and include legal documentation to show why your name has changed (such as a marriage license or divorce decree)

3) Submit Your Renewal Application

To minimize the chances of your renewal application getting rejected, make sure you include:

  • An original signed notary application
  • An original signed and notarized bond, and
  • A $43 application and bond filing fee

Once you have these things ready to go, you can start the renewal process here or send everything by mail to:

Secretary of State
Attn: Notary Dept
1700 W. Washington Street, Fl. 7
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2808

4) Receive a New Notary Stamp

Since notary stamps display commission expiration dates, part of your Arizona notary renewal includes getting a new stamp. Along with your bond, our online renewal package includes a new notary stamp that meets or exceeds state specifications!

Your new stamp will have:

  • Your name as it appears on the application and bond
  • The name of the county you are commissioned in
  • Your notary commission's expiration date

Because the expiration date is required, we cannot make your notary stamp until you've received your Notary Commission Certificate with your new expiration date. After getting your commission from the state, make sure your name, county of residence, and commission dates are correct. If your commission certificate is accurate, forward an emailed copy or scan and email a copy to info@notaries.com, and we'll promptly ship your new stamp.

More Information About the Arizona Application and Renewal Process

How often does a notary have to renew in Arizona?

An Arizona notary commission is valid for four years.

How much does it cost to renew a notary commission in AZ?

When you choose Notaries.com, your renewal costs include:

  • $109 for the renewal package (includes bond, a new stamp, and a record-keeping journal)
  • $43 Arizona application and bond filing fee

Can I renew online as an Arizona notary?

You can fill out your application online, but you need to print it and sign it before mailing it to:

Secretary of State
Attn: Notary Dept
1700 W. Washington Street, Fl. 7
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2808

What are the surety bond requirements in AZ?

Arizona requires a $5,000 surety bond for all active notaries. This bond is included in our notary renewal package.

What do I need to know about errors and omissions insurance in Arizona?

Arizona does not require errors and omissions insurance, but it's recommended to protect you from potential lawsuits. The $5,000 surety bond protects clients — not the notary — from any financial harm as a result of notary mistakes.

How do I find out when my notary commission expires?

You can find your current notary commission expiration date on your stamp. Or check Arizona's notary database.

Can I renew my AZ notary after it expires?

Yes, but you cannot act as a notary until your commission is renewed.

How early can I renew my notary in Arizona?

You can start the renewal process no less than 60 days before your current commission expires.

What is a notary commission expiration?

If you do not renew your notary commission before its expiration date, your commission will expire, and you will no longer be authorized to perform notarizations. You are free to apply at any time for a new notary commission.

According to Arizona's Notary Manual, a notary public who chooses to allow a commission to expire shall deliver their stamp, notarial journal, and records to the Secretary of State's office within three months. A signed cover letter that includes the notary's name, commission number, and the last four digits of the notary's social security number should be sent with the items.