Become a Texas Notary Public

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Texas Notary Commission Overview

Notary.net is here to help with any notary bonds, insurance, notary training, or notary supplies you need to become a Texas notary public. The step-by-step process for becoming a notary public in the state of Texas is detailed below. Once you are ready to shop for supplies, simply visit our store.

 

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How to Become a Notary Public in Texas

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Become a Texas Notary Public

Notary.net offers an online Texas Online Notary Course for anyone seeking to learn how to notarize, what a notary is, and how to start your notary business. The Texas Secretary of State also offers free notary public education.

Source: sos.state.tx.us 

See also: sos.state.tx.us/notary-public

  1. Purchase a $10,000 Texas bond & application (available for $50 on Notary.net). This is also referred to as Form 2301.
  2. Complete the application.
  3. Submit your application, proof of your bond, and the $21 filing fee to the Secretary of State.
  4. Receive your notary public commission certificate. Usually you will receive your commission certificate in ~14-30 days.
  5. To take the oath of office, bring your commission certificate to a Texas notary who will administer the oath of office and notarize the form. Make sure you keep your commission certificate.
  6. Purchase your notary stamp, journal, and E&O insurance. E&O insurance is optional, but HIGHLY recommended. Both keeping a journal and purchasing E&O insurance will help you protect yourself from any potential lawsuits. E&O insurance greatly reduces your financial liability.

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Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Required
Bond: $10,000
Application Fee: $21
Eligibility: No major convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English

Address:
NOTARY PUBLIC UNIT
PO BOX 13375
AUSTIN, TX 78711-3375

Phone: (512) 463-5705

Who is eligible to become a Texas notary public?

Source: sos.state.tx.us.

To be commissioned as a notary public in Texas, you must be a Texas resident at least 18 years of age who has not received a final conviction for a crime involving moral turpitude or a felony.