How to Become a Michigan Notary


How to Become a Notary Public in Michigan

  1. Complete the Online Michigan Notary Training Course (highly recommended)
  2. Your Application for Michigan Notary Public Appointment must include your driver's license number, full name as you wish to be appointed, date of birth, residential address (as it appears on your Michigan driver's license or personal identification card), business address, telephone number, and, if a current notary, information about your current appointment. This form is available by selecting the following Application for Notary Public Commission.
  3. To ensure that your appointment is accurately made without delay, please print or type your name as you wish to be commissioned to the right of the "Commissioned Name" field at the bottom of the application. Your signature must match the name that has been printed as your "Commissioned Name." This is the signature that you will use when notarizing documents.
  4. To avoid delays in processing your notary public application, please be advised that your current address must match on both the application and your driver's license or personal identification card that you have on file with the Secretary of State. You may submit a change of address for your driver's license or personal identification card at any Secretary of State branch office or by mail. There is no fee for this service. To obtain a change of address form, please select the following Michigan Change of Address/Voter Registration.
  5. You must obtain a surety bond (available through insurance agencies or bonding companies) in the amount of $10,000 and file it with your respective county clerk. The fee for filing at the county is $10.00 (with the exception of Wayne County, which may be more). At that time, the county clerk will also administer an Oath of Office, and verify that you have complied with these requirements by completing the designated area on your completed Notary Public Application. Your original signature must then be placed on the form, agreeing to all conditions stated.
  6. Once you have fulfilled the filing requirements at the county level, you must forward your completed application (with a $10.00 non-refundable processing fee) to the state.

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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. and Canada
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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

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    Driver's license and I.D. checking guide. A notary public should own a copy of the I.D. Checking Guide to use when verifying in- and out-of-state identification.
    $32.95 $16.95
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    Gold Foil Stickers

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    Gold Foil Stickers

    Gold Foil Stickers

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    $2.00
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    Michigan Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

    Michigan Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

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    Please select your desired term and coverage amount.  For Michigan notary applicants or new Michigan notaries, we recommend selecting the full 6-year term for coverage as long as you hold the current notary commission.

    $9.00$496.00
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    Notary Records Journal

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    Notary Records Journal

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    $14.95$17.95
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    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    Modern Notary Journal (Soft Cover)

    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    Keeping a notary journal is required by law in 16 states and strongly recommended in the rest.

    A journal is an important chronicle of your notarial actions and can help protect you in the event of future legal proceedings. The Modern Journal meets all state requirements and contains room for nearly 500 entries, with multiple notarizations per entry. Other features include:

    - 128 numbered heavy-weight pages
    - tamper-proof binding and sewn construction
    - time-saving checkboxes
    - complete instructions

    Every attempt has been made to strike the perfect balance between quality and economy - we hope you'll agree.

    $15.95$18.95
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    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

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    Classic Notary Journal (Soft Cover)

    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

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    $16.00$19.00
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    Inkless Thumbprint Pad

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    $9.95 $7.45
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    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    $179.00 $45.00
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    Michigan Notary Online Course

    Michigan Notary Course
    Michigan Notary Course

    Michigan Notary Online Course

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    • State-Specific Notary Laws and Information
    • 2.5 Hours+ of Streaming On-Demand Video Instruction
    • 12 Months of Unlimited Access
    • Immediate access to Proof of Completion Certificate (PDF)
    • Course forums to receive updates, ask questions and interact with other students
    *This is a single-user, limited license. For multiple students please contact us.
    $49.95
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    Michigan Notary Stamp

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    Choose your desired Michigan notary stamp type below. Start by choosing the stamp type, then stamp color, then ink color. Not all notary stamps offer all options.

    $17.00$28.95
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    LTBB Notary Embosser

    LTBB Notary Embosser

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    Choose your desired LTBB notary embosser type and color below. Start by choosing the embosser type, then embosser color. Not all notary embossers offer all color options.
    $24.95$32.00
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    Michigan Notary Embosser

    Michigan Notary Embosser

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    Choose your desired Michigan notary embosser type and color below. Start by choosing the embosser type, then embosser color. Not all notary embossers offer all color options.
    $24.95$32.00
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    Michigan Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    Michigan Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    $22.95
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    Michigan Notary Jurat Stamp

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    Michigan Notary Jurat Stamp

    Michigan Notary Jurat Stamp

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    $19.95
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    Michigan Notary Bond ($10,000)

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    Michigan Notary Bond ($10,000)

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    $24.00$55.00
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    Embosser Impression Inker

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Michigan Notary Requirements


Commission Term: Not less than 6 years and no more than 7 years, expires on the notary's birthday.
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or Employee
Stamp/Seal: Not Required
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $10,000
Application Fee: $10
Eligibility: If convicted of a felony, 10 years must have passed from the completion of sentence, parol and/or paying of fines.
Other: Be able to read and write English


Address:
Office of the Great Seal
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918

Phone: (800) 767-6424
Email: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,3269,7-127--25634--,00.html

Important Michigan Notary Links

Michigan State Website
Michigan Notary Application
Michigan Notary Name Change
Michigan Notary Address Change
Michigan Notary Database
Michigan Notary Handbook


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