How to Become an Arkansas Notary

How to Become a Notary Public in Arkansas

How to Become a Notary in Arkansas
  1. Complete the Online Arkansas Notary Training Course (not required)
  2. Obtain a $7,500 Surety Bond.
  3. Complete the online Arkansas Notary Application. Upon completion, print the application and mail it with a COPY of your Surety Bond (not the application for the Surety Bond). You must also include a $20 check or money order made payable to Arkansas Secretary of State.
  4. After your application has been received and processed by the Secretary of State's office, they will send to you three (3) Notary Public Certificate/Notary Public Oath forms containing the oath of office and a Commission Identification Number. DO NOT complete the Oath of Office until you take them, along with your ORIGINAL BOND, to the circuit clerk of your county of residence. (Remember, you are commissioned in your county of residence, but you are able to notarize throughout the State of Arkansas.) You must return an original filed Notary Public Certificate/Notary Public Oath form to the Secretary of State’s Business and Commercial Services Division. Make sure you keep one of the original Certificate/Oath forms for your records. The Secretary of State’s office will then issue your notary wallet card.
FILING TIME: You have thirty (30) days from the date of your commission to file your oath with the circuit clerk. Your commission date is issued by the Secretary of State’s office.


Arkansas Notary Supplies

Arkansas Notary Requirements

Commission Term: 10 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or AR employee residing in bordering state
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $7,500
Application Fee: $20
Eligibility: No felony convictions.
No notary commission revoked in past 10 years
Other: Be able to read and write English

1401 West Capitol
Ste. 250
Little Rock, AR 72201-1094

Phone: 888-233-0325 or 501-682-3409

Important Arkansas Notary Links

Arkansas State Website
Arkansas Notary Application
Arkansas Notary Database
Arkansas Notary Handbook

Have a group of people that need training? We currently offer live training for your business or organization. To schedule a private notary seminar, please contact us at (888) 263-1977.