How to Become a Rhode Island Notary


How to Become a Notary Public in Rhode Island

  1. Complete the Online Rhode Island Notary Training Course (not required)
  2. Call 1-401-222-1487 and request a NOTARY PUBLIC application.
  3. Completely fill out the application.
  4. Send or take the application to the Board of Canvassers in your city or town to verify residency and voter eligibility.
  5. Have the application notarized by a commissioned notary.
  6. Pursuant to state law, the filing fee is $80.00.
  7. Checks must be made payable to the Secretary of State. Return application with filing fee to Office of the Secretary of State, Corporations Division, Notary Public Section, 148 W. River Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615.
  8. The Notary Section can be reached at 222-1487, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
  9. You will receive your Notary Commission in the mail in approximately three (3) weeks.
  10. Make a copy of your commission and send it to Notary.net and get your official stamp and seal. Order a journal if you do not already have one.

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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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    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.

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    Rhode Island 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.
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    Rhode Island Notary Stamp

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    Choose your desired Rhode Island 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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    Rhode Island Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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Rhode Island Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident and registered voter or Member of state bar or Certain elected officials
Stamp/Seal: Recommended
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $80
Eligibility: Have good moral character
Other: Be able to read and write English


Address:
Notaries
148 West River Street
Providence, RI 02904-2615

Phone: (401) 222-3040
Email: notaries@sos.ri.gov

Important Rhode Island Notary Links

Rhode Island State Website
Rhode Island Notary Application
Rhode Island Apostilles
Rhode Island Notary Name Change
Rhode Island Notary Address Change
Rhode Island Notary Database
Rhode Island Notary Handbook