Here is a step-by-step guide to become a notary in Kansas. 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 Kansas Notary Requirements to be a Notary Public
Kansas requires all notaries to meet the following requirements:
- Applicant must be 18 years or older
- Applicant must live in the state of Kansas or live in a border state and is employed in Kansas or performs business in the state
- Applicant must have not been convicted of a felony
- Applicant must not have had a professional license revoked
- Applicant must be able to read and understand English
2) Complete a Kansas Notary Application and Acquire a $7,500 bond
The state of Kansas requires Kansas Notaries to file a four-year bond. This is purchased through a professional bonding company, like Notaries.com. While not required, the it is recommended that a Notary purchase Errors & Omission Insurance (E&O), as it will provide protection if a lawsuit is filed against you while acting as a Notary Public.
3) Take an Oath of Office
A notary must take the oath of office to become a Notary Public in front of another Notary Public acting as a witness and willing to notarize your application. The oath is part of the Kansas Notary application.
4) Notaries.com will Manufacture and Ship your Custom Notary Stamp
We will also imprint your notary application with your stamp as it is required prior to Notaries.com filing your application with the state. Kansas Notaries are required to have clear, readable stamp with the words “Notary Public” and “State of Kansas” as well as the applicant’s name on it. The stamp may have an expiration date on it as well.
5) Submit your application to Notaries.com
We will file your notary application on your behalf with the Kansas Secretary of State. Send your application to us at:
Notaries.com (formerly Huckleberry Notary Bonding, Inc.)
225 E Robinson St #570
Orlando, FL 32801
6) The Kansas Secretary of State will issue your notary commission certificate.
Once the office of the Secretary of State accepts the application, it will send you a handbook, wallet card, and certificate to the home address listed on the application. Your notary certificate is valid for four years. It is important that you scan and email us a copy of your notary certificate so that we can provide our bonding company with your expiration date.