How to Become an Oklahoma Notary

This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of becoming a notary in Oklahoma.

Along with the notary bond (which includes the Oath of Office and Loyalty Oath), our package also includes a more detailed copy of application instructions that guide you through this process.

1) Meet State of Oklahoma Notary Requirements to be a Notary Public

In order to become a Notary in Oklahoma, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Be a legal Oklahoma resident (or a legal resident of an adjoining state and employed or operating a business in Oklahoma)
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Be able to read and write English
  • Have reviewed notary law and understands the duties of a notary public (see step #3)

2) Purchase a Notary Bond

All Oklahoma notaries require a $1,000 notary bond. The state does not provide these bonds, but one is included with the notary package available on Be sure to pick a name for your surety bond that you want to appear on your official seal of office.

3) Fill Out the State Application

When you purchase our notary package, we provide you with detailed information on how to apply online.

You can then print the pre-filled application and sign it (make sure your signature on the application is the exact same as the name used for the application).

4) Submit Application

Your application must include:

  • A $25 payment to the Oklahoma Secretary of State for the notary filing fee. The fee is payable online by providing a credit or debit card.

5) Complete the Notary Commission Certificate Process

After you've submitted your application to the state, it may take up to six weeks for you to receive your Notice of Approval.

  1. Email to us your Notice of Approval so that we may issue your notary bond, Oath of Office and Loyalty Oath by email.
  2. File your notary bond here
  3. Receive Your Notary Stamp

The state of Oklahoma does not provide notary stamps to you. Our notary package includes a custom self-inking notary stamp.

This stamp includes:

  • Your name as it appears on the application and bond
  • The words State of Oklahoma and Notary Public
  • The notary commission expiration date*

*Because the expiration date is required, we cannot manufacture your notary stamp until you’ve received your Notary Commission Certificate with your expiration date listed on it.

When you receive your Notary Commission Certificate from the state, you must forward an emailed copy or scan and email a copy to

NOTE: The state requires that we receive a copy of your Notary Commission Certificate before we can manufacture your stamp. Remember to forward an email or scanned copy of your certificate to

We will then manufacture your notary stamp that will meet or exceed state specifications and promptly ship it to you.

The state of Oklahoma strongly recommends all notaries to keep a journal of their work. That’s why we include a notary record keeping journal in our complete notary package.