Become a Hawaii Notary Public

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Hawaii Notary Commission Overview

The step-by-step process for becoming a notary public in the state of Hawaii is detailed below. Once you are ready to shop for supplies, simply visit our store. As a national provider of notary supplies, notary bonds, insurance, and training, has pretty much everything you need to become a Hawaii notary public.

How to Become a Notary Public in Hawaii

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Become a Hawaii Notary Public

1. Create an eHawaii account to complete the online notary application. Pay the $20 application fee and submit your character reference letter.

2. Schedule your notary exam and pay the $10 exam fee.

3. (Recommended) To study for the notary exam, take our Hawaii notary training course and read the state-issued Notary Public Manual.

4. After passing the exam, pay the $100 commission fee.

5. Purchase your notary seal, journal, and bond. Your bond must be approved by a circuit court judge.

6. File a copy of your notary commission certificate, impression of your seal, and example of your signature with your circuit court clerk. Pay the filing fee.

Congratulations! You are now a Hawaii notary public!


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Legal HI Resident. Green card holders, must be actively seeking citizenship once eligible.
Stamp/Seal: Stamp or Embosser
Journal: Required
Bond: $1,000
Application Fee: $20 for application, $10 exam, $110 for commission.
Eligibility: No felony or perjury convictions. Never expelled from legislature
Other: Pass an exam, be able to read and write English

Department of the Attorney General, Notary Public Office
425 Queen St
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: (808) 586-1216