How to Become a Montana Notary


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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    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.
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    Gold Foil Stickers

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    Montana Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

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    Please select your desired term and coverage amount.  For Montana notary applicants or new Montana notaries, we recommend selecting the full 4-year term for coverage as long as you hold the current notary commission.

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    Notary Records Journal

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    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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    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    Montana 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.
    $99.95 $29.95
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    Montana Notary Stamp

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

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    Montana Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    Montana Notary Jurat Stamp

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    Montana Notary Bond ($10,000)

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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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