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.