Oklahoma Notary FAQs

What are the requirements to become an Oklahoma notary?

In order to become a Notary in Oklahoma, you must:

  • 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 understand the duties of a notary public

Why was my Oklahoma notary application rejected?

These are some common reasons why a notary application can be rejected:

  • The name of the applicant on the application is not the exact same name that is on the bond.
  • There was no $25 filing fee payment included in the application

Do I need to take an exam to become a Oklahoma notary?

No. However, we offer a general notary course that is helpful in explaining and guiding you through your duties as an Oklahoma notary.

Do I need a notary bond in Oklahoma?

Yes. Oklahoma requires a $1,000 notary bond for both new and renewing commissions. Our Oklahoma notary package includes a bond as well as everything else you need to become a notary!

Can I submit a Oklahoma notary application online?

Yes. Visit this website and follow the detailed instructions included with our notary package.

Does Oklahoma require a notary journal?

Not by law, but it is highly recommended by the state as a way to help record all notarial acts in case you ever need to testify in court. That’s why we include a notary record keeping journal in our complete notary package.

Does Oklahoma require a notary stamp?

Yes. A self-inking notary stamp that meets and exceeds state requirements is included in our complete notary package. All our packages include a self-inking notary stamp in your choice of 12 colors.

How long is a Oklahoma notary commission valid?

Oklahoma notary commissions last for four (4) years. A renewal application may be submitted no earlier than six weeks before the current commission’s expiration date.

Expired commissions past the six week point require registering as a new notary again (instead of a renewal).

The commission renewal process is the same as a new commission but you must check "renewal" in the application. Renewals need new bonds with their application and must submit the application fee again.