How to Become a Kansas Notary

Here is a step-by-step guide to become a notary in Kansas. 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 $12,000 bond

The state of Kansas requires Kansas Notaries to file a four-year bond. This is purchased through a professional bonding company, like While not required, 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) will Manufacture and Ship your Custom Notary Stamp

We will manufacture your custom notary stamp so that you may imprint your notary application with your stamp as it is required prior to you 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.

5) Submit your application to Kansas Secretary of State

You will file your notary application with the Kansas Secretary of State. Send your application to:

Kansas Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594

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.