How to Become a Washington Notary

Here is a step-by-step guide to become a notary in Washington. Notaries.com handles all of these requirements through our easy application, so rest-assured you have everything you need to become a notary!

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

In order to become a Washington State Notary, you must:

  • Be at least 18-years old
  • Be able to write and read English
  • Live in Washington State or live in Idaho or Oregon and work for a company located in or doing business in Washington State

2) Complete the Notary Public Appointment or Reappointment Application

You have to fill out and complete a notary application. Before you can send it to the state, however, you have to acquire a $10,000 Notary Bond, which protects the state and businesses against any mistakes the notary might make. As part of your notary package, notaries.com provides this. Once your application is signed and completed, send it to notaries.com. At notaries.com you will fill out a notary application, purchase your notary bond and pre-order your stamp. As you follow the prompts at notaries.com you will provide the information required for your state Notary Commission Application. Once you have made your payment you will be prompted to PRINT a copy of your application. The application is three pages. First time Washington notaries must complete all four sections, A, B, C and D. Renewal applicants are not required to complete sections C and D if they are applying before their current commission expires. Sign your application and then either scan and email it to info@notaries.com or mail to:

Notaries.com (formerly Huckleberry Notary Bonding, Inc)
225 E Robinson St #570
Orlando, FL 32801

Upon receipt of your completed and signed application, Notaries.com will issue your Notary Bond. We will MAIL the bond to you. When you receive the bond you will sign it and make a copy, keeping the original for your records, and then submit the bond and your three-page application directly to the state. You must also include your $30.00 state filing fee made payable to the Washington State Treasure. Notaries.com does not collect this filing fee from you. Mail your application and bond to:

Washington State Treasurer
Department of Licensing
P.O. Box 9048
Olympia, WA 98507-9048

3) Receive your Notary Stamp

Your application should take around 30 days to process. Once you receive your Notary Commission Certificate from the state you MUST email or fax a copy of it to info@notaries.com. We will obtain your commissioning information from the certificate and manufacture your customized self-inking notary stamp made exactly to state specification. You pre-ordered your custom notary stamp when you completed your application and purchase your bond online. Your will receive your notary stamp and any other notary supplies within 10 days of our receipt of your notary certificate.

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