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In order to become a notary in Utah, you must:
These are some common reasons why a notary application can be rejected:
Utah requires new and renewing notaries to complete an online exam before they are allowed to access the notary application. The exam contains 30 questions, and 24 must be answered correctly to pass. Utah provides online study materials that cover everything on the exam.
Yes. Utah requires a $5,000 surety bond for both new and renewing commissions. Our Utah notary package includes a bond as well as everything else you need to become a notary! Our bond also allows you to apply as a remote online notary by increasing your bond coverage to $10,000.
Yes. As of May 2022, the Office of the Utah Lieutenant Governor no longer accepts mailed notary documents. The only way to become a notary or renew your commission is to apply through the utah.gov website.
Not by law, but the state highly recommends that all notaries keep a journal. That's why we include a record-keeping journal in our complete notary package. Use the journal to record all notarial acts in case you ever need to testify in court.
Yes, every notary in Utah must have a seal of office. Seals can be either a rubber stamp or a metal embosser that must use either blue or black ink. A rubber stamp is included in our complete notary package.
Utah notaries renewing their commission must also order a new stamp that displays their latest expiration date.
Utah notary commissions last for four years. A renewal application may be submitted no earlier than 60 days before the current commission's expiration date.
Expired commissions past the 60-day point require registering as a new notary again (instead of a renewal).
The commission renewal process is the same as becoming a new notary. Renewals will need a new bond to submit with their application and must take the test again.
It depends on the crime. If your conviction involved forgery, counterfeiting, or fraud, the state has the right to deny your notary application. When you apply for your commission, you must share information regarding criminal convictions and the state will determine your eligibility.
Only as a remote notary, per Utah Notary Code Section 46-1-3.5. Remote notaries may notarize a document for someone living outside of Utah if the remote notary is still physically located in the state.