Here is a step-by-step guide to become a notary in Indiana. Notaries.com handles all of these requirements through our easy application, so rest-assured you have everything you need to become a notary!
1) Meet State of Indiana Notary Requirements to be a Notary Public
Becoming a notary in Indiana is not difficult. No training or exam is required. However, in order to become an Indiana Notary, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be 18 years or older
- Be a legal resident of the State of Indiana.
2) Purchase a Notary Bond
The state of Indiana requires notaries, new and renewing, to purchase a notary bond which can be done through Notaries.com. We also offer Notary Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance that will protect a notary against mistakes and any false claims filed against the notary. Notaries.com application includes the state of Indiana required $5,000 surety bond, which has been approved Indiana Secretary of State and the Indiana Department of Insurance.
3) Apply online to become an Indiana Notary
Once you purchase and print your notary bond information from Notaries.com, you can now apply online through the Indiana Secretary of States website. Notaries.com will provide you simple instructions for this step. At the end of the application process, you will be required to download and print your notary commission certificate.
4) Scan and Email Notaries.com your notary commission certificate.
Your certificate is valid for 8-years starting the day you completed your application. After the 8-years have passed, you must renew your certificate. It is recommended to begin the renewal process 60 days before your current certificate expires so you will not be without your notary stamp. Notaries.com must receive a copy of your notary certificate in order to manufacture your custom notary stamp.
5) Notaries.com will Manufacture and Ship your Custom Notary Stamp
Notaries.com application includes a customized self-inking stamp. In order to seal a commission, an Indiana Notary must use a self-inking stamp or embosser with the worlds “Notary Public”, “State of Indiana”, and “Seal” on it. The seal must also be legible and easily photocopied.