Washington State Notary FAQs

How long will my Washington State Notary Commission be good for?

Your Washington State Notary Commission will be valid for four-years.

How do I renew my Washington State Notary Commission?

Washington State has no automatic renewal process; therefore, you must reapply in order to renew your notary commission.

When should I renew my Washington State Notary Commission?

It is recommended that you start the renewal process two months before your current notary commission expires.

Do I need to take a course to become a Washington State Notary?

No, there is no education required to become a Washington State Notary.

Do I need to send the state my application?

Yes. After you send a copy of your application to Huckleberry Notary Bonding and receive your state-required $10,000 surety bond, you must send the application to the state, along with the bond and a $30.00 state filing fee.

When will I receive my Notary Commission Certificate?

The state is responsible for sending your Notary Commission Certificate, which you will receive within 3-4 weeks after submitting your application.

Do I need to send Huckleberry Notary Bonding a copy of my Notary Commission Certificate?

Yes. In order for Huckleberry Notary Bonding to make your Self-Inking Seal Stamp, you must send a copy through a fax or scan of your Notary Commission Certificate.

How long will it take for me to receive my stamp?

After Huckleberry Notary Bonding receives a copy of your Notary Commission Certificate, it will take around 10 business days for you to receive your stamp.

What is the difference between the Notary Bond and Errors & Omissions (E&O) Insurance?

The State of Washington requires all notaries to hold a $10,000 Notary Bond, which is also called a surety bond, as this protects the state and companies against any mistakes the notary might make. However, the $10,000 surety bond does not protect the Washington State Notary. What protects the Washington State Notary is E&O Insurance.