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Read our step-by-step guide to becoming a notary in North Dakota. Notaries.com handles all state requirements through our easy application, so rest assured you have everything you need to become a notary!
To become a notary, you must meet the following state requirements:
You also need to satisfy one of the following residency/employment requirements:
Purchase the North Dakota notary package using our secure checkout page and fill out the convenient online application. Your notary package includes everything you need to get commissioned by the state.
We'll deliver your state-required $7,500 surety bond and custom notary stamp by mail. You'll need both to complete the final steps of the application process.
Next, visit the Secretary of State's website to fill out your state notary application. You will need to create an account to access the state's online services portal if you don't have one already.
Enter all required information into the online application. Next, print your completed application and mail it to the Secretary of State along with your notary bond and the $36 state fee. Make your check payable to North Dakota Secretary of State.
Mail your completed application to:
Secretary of State
State of North Dakota
PO Box 5513
Bismarck, ND 58506-5513
Once the state receives your official notary application and bond, it will issue you a Certificate of Authorization and a Verification of Notary Stamping Device form. Affix an impression of your notary stamp on the verification form and return it to the Secretary of State by the specified deadline.
Next, the state will review and approve your stamp and issue you an official notary commission certificate. Before you begin to notarize documents, you must email a copy of your commission certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can begin performing notarial acts on or after the commencement date found on your notary commission.
Your North Dakota notary commission certificate will remain valid for four years. To renew your commission, you need to submit a renewal application before your current term expires. The renewal process is nearly identical to the process of becoming a new notary.
The first step is to purchase the North Dakota notary renewal package. After you complete your application, we'll send you a new notary bond and your updated notary stamp. Next, fill out the Notary Public Renewal form on the Secretary of State's website.
The rest of the process follows the same steps as becoming a new notary in North Dakota. You will print your renewal application and mail it to the Secretary of State along with your notary bond and the $36 state renewal fee.
The state will then mail you a Certificate of Authorization and a Verification of Notary Stamping Device form. Affix an impression of your stamp onto the verification form and return it to the Secretary of State. Lastly, the state will mail you a new commission certificate. You will need to email a copy of your commission certificate to email@example.com.