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Notaries.com takes the stress out of renewing as a notary. Our renewal package includes:
Washington's notary renewal process is similar to the one you followed for your initial notary application. If your current commission expires in 120 days or less and you still meet all of Washington's notary requirements, you can renew! Here's a step-by-step guide.
Just like when you first applied, you must purchase a $10,000 surety bond to renew your commission. Remember, it's required for all notaries because it protects clients from potential notarization mistakes.
Because Washington requires a new bond with your renewal, we include the bond in your online renewal package! Once you get your bond, print it and sign it to include in your renewal application.
We've included a record-keeping journal in our renewal package because Washington has required notaries to keep a journal of all notarizations since July 2018. We also offer other notary supplies like stamp ink if you've run low over the years!
After getting your bond, you can complete and submit the Washington notary renewal application in two ways: on the WA Secretary of State (SOS) website or by mail via a printable PDF. Note: The Washington SOS recommends renewing online to avoid processing delays.
It's necessary to purchase your bond before applying because the renewal application must include a copy of your signed $10,000 surety bond.
When filling out the application, remember these tips:
Because notary stamps display commission expiration dates, part of your Washington notary renewal includes getting a new stamp. Along with a bond, our online renewal package also includes a new notary stamp that meets or exceeds state specifications!
Your new stamp will have:
Because the expiration date is required, we cannot make your notary stamp until you've received your Notary Commission Certificate with your new expiration date. After getting your commission from the state, make sure your name, county of residence, and commission dates are correct. If your commission certificate is accurate, forward an emailed copy or scan and email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll ship your new stamp.
When you choose Notaries.com, renewal costs include:
Yes. In fact, the Washington Secretary of State encourages online renewals to avoid processing delays. Create your Secure Access Washington (SAW) account or sign into an existing account to renew online.
Washington requires all notaries to have a $10,000 surety bond.
Washington does not require errors and omissions insurance, but it's recommended to protect you from potential lawsuits. The $10,000 surety bond protects clients — not the notary — from any financial harm because of potential notary mistakes.
A Washington notary commission is valid for four years. You can start the renewal process within 120 days of your current commission's expiration date.
No. If your commission expires, you must apply for a new one.
You can renew starting 120 days before your commission's expiration date.
The easiest way is to look at your stamp! Or you can sign into your Secure Access Washington (SAW) account to view your current commission.