Wyoming Notary FAQs
What are the requirements to become a Wyoming notary?
In order to become a Notary in Wyoming, you must:
- Be a United States citizen or legal resident
- Be a legal Wyoming resident or
- A legal resident of an adjoining state who is employed or operating a business in Wyoming
- The spouse or legal dependent of military personnel on active duty in Wyoming
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have no felony convictions
- Be able to read and write English
Why was my Wyoming notary application rejected?
These are some common reasons why a notary application can be rejected:
- Your application was not properly notarized by a currently commissioned Wyoming notary in good standing.
- The name you signed on the application is not the exact same name that is printed on the application.
- There was no $60 application fee enclosed.
- You did not finish or pass the 20-question true/false exam on your notary application.
Do I need to take a course to become a Wyoming notary?
Yes. Review Wyoming’s Notary Education Presentation for a free overview that will prepare you to pass the 20 true/false questions on your notary application.
Do I need a notary bond in Wyoming?
As of July 1, 2021, Wyoming no longer requires surety bonds for notaries. However, we include one in our Wyoming notary package because a bond is a low-cost way to ensure your clients feel confident using your services.
Surety bonds are required for notaries in most states because they represent the notary’s promise to uphold the notarial law. The bond does not protect the notary. It protects any individual who may be financially harmed by a notary’s negligent act, whether intentional or accidental. Learn more about surety bonds (and errors & omissions insurance) here.
Can I submit a Wyoming notary application online?
No. You must mail a signed and notarized application with a $60 check or money order made payable to the Wyoming Secretary of State.
The Secretary of State’s address is:
Herschler Building East
122 W. 25th Street, Suite 100
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020
Does Wyoming require a notary journal?
Yes, a journal entry is required for every notarial act. We include a notary record-keeping journal in our complete notary package for your convenience.
Does Wyoming require a notary stamp?
Yes. Our notary package includes a self-inking stamp that meets or exceeds state requirements and comes in your choice of 12 colors.
How long is a Wyoming notary commission valid?
Wyoming notary commissions last for six years. A renewal application may be submitted no earlier than 60 days before the current commission’s expiration date. The commission renewal process is the same as a new commission.
Does Wyoming allow remote notarizations?
Yes. Thanks to Wyoming’s updated notary law, remote notarizations are allowed on a permanent basis. If you’re planning on performing a remote online notarization (RON) or remote ink notarization (RIN), make sure you check the appropriate box on the application.
RONs require a form of communication technology with security features like multifactor authentication or a specific electronic notarization system. Performing a RON also requires a simultaneous video and audio connection that is recorded.
A RIN is the notarial act of an acknowledgement performed on a tangible record. An acknowledgement does not require the client to sign before the notary public. It acknowledges that they signed sometime in the past. Note: A RIN cannot be performed for all notarial acts.