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Welcome to Notary Public 101

Here, you can learn how to become a notary, how to renew your notary commission, and where to find educational opportunities for notaries public.

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In most states, becoming a notary public involves meeting a number of requirements. Generally, you must be 18 years of age, not have a serious criminal history, and successfully complete an application process. In some states, the notary application process will require notary education (ranging from a simple online course to a notary class and competency exam) and a background check, as well as the purchase of a surety bond. A more thorough explanation for your state is described below.

Become an Idaho notary public with Notary Rotary

 

Qualifications and appointment tenure:

The Secretary of State appoints notaries for terms of six (6) years. Each applicant for appointment must: 

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a resident of or employed in the state of Idaho
  • Be able to read and write the English language
  • Not have been removed from office for misconduct nor convicted of a serious crime within the last ten years
  • Only United States citizens and lawful resident aliens may be appointed as notaries

For more information, visit the state of Idaho Notary Public web site.

Step 1: Download the Idaho Notary Public Checklist and included Application

The Idaho Notary Public Checklist and Application Form is located here.   

Step 2: Order required supplies from Notary Rotary

Prior to submitting your application, you will need to order an official seal stamp and $10,000 surety bond. You may easily order these Notary Supplies from the online store at Notary Rotary.

Once you enter the store, fill in the required fields with the “official name” you plan to use as a notary and your expected “commission expiration date” and select your products. You will need the $10,000 surety bond and the official seal stamp to complete the application process. You may also choose to order additional supplies.

Step 3: Submit the completed application to the Secretary of State

Once you receive your stamp and surety bond, complete the application according to the instructions. You will need to stamp your official seal on the application where indicated. Your signature must be notarized on the application. Notary Rotary can help you Find a Notary in your area to notarize your signature.

Submit the completed application, signed bond and $30 filing fee to the address listed below:

Secretary of State
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0080 
Phone Number: 208 334-2300 or 332-2810
E-mail: dfarnsworth@sos.idaho.gov


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