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Montana Notary Information


As a notary public in the State of Montana, you have UNLIMITED financial liability on EVERY document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The Montana Online Notary Course is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way for you to learn what to do and how to protect yourself as a notary. Whether you are a new or current notary public, you should spend some time learning the laws. It’s less expensive than an attorney consult!

Interactive Montana Notary Course Features:

Video Instruction

We use the power of the internet to bring an instructor right into your computer. The instructor will teach and reinforce the materials to help you retain and connect with it. We even provide you detailed instructions on how to obtain your commission! The video can be accessed at any time, from any computer, tablet or phone with internet access. Plus, you can re-watch the videos as many times as you like.

Immediate Access – No Delays!

Because we value your time, upon receipt of your payment, you will IMMEDIATELY be granted with access to your notary course. You can start your Montana notary training in just a few minutes!

Instant Access

Social Interaction

Your course includes a social forum to ask questions and receive responses from your instructor and other students in a classroom-style discussion.

Instant Access to Your Proof of Completion Certificate

After completing the course, you will have access to a Proof of Completion Certificate. Display it proudly to show you take your notary commission seriously and that you are well-trained in the laws and procedures of Montana notaries public.

How to Become a Notary Public in Montana

  1. First time applicants or if your commission has lapsed 30 days, must complete the required Online Montana Notary Training Course
  2. Make arrangements to obtain a $10,000 surety bond written for a term of four years. It is meant to protect the public from any claim made against the State as a result of your actions. In the event of such a claim, the bonding company would look to you, the notary, for repayment of the claim amount. You may wish to discuss with your insurance agent the need for Errors & Omissions Insurance to provide personal coverage to protect yourself.
  3. Fill out the Montana Notary Application

    Enter your name exactly the way you normally make your signature. This is the name in which your Notary Commission will be issued and it must match the name on the surety bond and your signature. (If your legal name is “John Quincy Public”, but you normally sign “J. Q. Public”, then enter J. Q. Public on the application.)

    Make sure you follow the directions on the form and provide all the information requested.

    Incomplete applications will be returned for completion; this will delay the processing of your commission request. Be sure to include your mailing address to insure delivery of your Certificate of Commission.

  4. When you receive the bond:

    Make sure all appearances of your name on both the application and the bond are exactly the same.

    >Check that the city and county listed on the bond are where you live, not where you work.

    Sign the bond on the line for the “Principal”.

  5. Send the original application form and bond with the filing fee of $25 (check or money order) to:
  1. You should receive your commission certificate within 10 days – 2 weeks. Verify that your name is correct and note your commission dates.
  2. If you ordered a supply package, email us your commission information to: sales@notary.net or fax to: (615) 790-7912. Otherwise, order your Montana notary supplies now.
YOU ARE NOT A NOTARY PUBLIC FOR THE STATE OF MONTANA UNLESS YOU HAVE RECEIVED AN OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF COMMISSION SHOWING YOUR NAME AND THE DATES OF YOUR TERM OF OFFICE

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Montana Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident for at least 30 days
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Required
Bond: $10,000
Application Fee: $25
Eligibility: No felony convictions.
Never had a notary commission revoked.
Other: Complete a certified training course


Address:
Secretary of State
PO Box 202801
Helena, Mt 59620-2801

Phone: (406) 444-5379 or (406) 444-1877
Email: sosnotary@mt.gov

Important Montana Notary Links

Montana State Website
Montana Notary Application
Montana Notary Name Change
Montana Notary Address Change
Montana Notary Handbook


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Notary.net now offers online notary public seminars for current notaries and those looking to become notaries in the State of Montana. Our intuitive online notary class will teach you everything you need to become a professional notary and fulfill the mandatory education requirement for new notary applicants. The online Montana notary class is taught by Bruce Johnson. He has been teaching Notary Law for over ten years. View Free Sample Have a group of 15 or more that require training? We currently offer live, online and DVD training packages to suite your business or organization. For more information, please contact us at (888) 263-1977.

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