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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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Become a Notary in Oklahoma
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Begin Notary Public 101

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 Oklahoma notary public with Notary Rotary, Inc.

Qualifications:

To qualify for appointment as an Oklahoma notary public an individual must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a legal resident of Oklahoma, or an out-of-state resident who is employed within Oklahoma
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have not been convicted of a felony

Term of Appointment:

An Oklahoma notary public commission is valid for a term of four (4) years. At the end of four years, the notary will have the option of applying for a renewal of the commission.

Step 1: Download and complete the Oklahoma notary public application

Oklahoma Notary Public Application

Download and complete the application according to the instructions provided. When you have completed the application for appointment you should check for completeness and accuracy. Once you are satisfied the application is correctly completed you will need to mail or hand deliver it, as well as a $25.00 application fee, to the Secretary of State's office at the following address:

Secretary of State
2300 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4897

Note: Make checks or money orders payable to the Secretary of State.

Step 2: Receive your commission and obtain your official surety bond and seal from Notary Rotary, Inc.

The Secretary of State's Office will review your application for appointment as a notary public. If the application is found to be in order, your commission will be mailed to you along with an informational brochure and a blank bond form containing both an oath of office and loyalty oath. If corrections are needed, the application will be returned along with a letter of explanation.

Upon receipt of your commission, you will need to purchase a notary seal and a $1,000 surety bond. Please see the Oklahoma Notary Supplies at the Notary Rotary online store.  Enter the store to purchase your official Oklahoma surety bond, Oklahoma notary seal and any other notarial supplies you may need. 

To order, enter the required information, scroll down through the page to locate and select the desired products, and follow the instructions through checkout. Your order will be processed as soon as possible, and usually ship within 2-3 days.

State law does not require an Oklahoma notary to keep records of their official acts. However, it is recommended that a notary maintain a log of his/her official acts to assist in recalling past notarial acts, if needed, or if legally challenged. The Modern Journal of Notarial Events, available in the Notary Rotary, Inc. online store, is a great way to record all manner of information regarding notarial acts.

Step 3: File your oath of office, loyalty oath, and surety bond with the Secretary of State's office

Before a person may act as a notary, he/she must file a $1,000.00 surety bond dated the same as the notary commission. The bond, together with a loyalty oath and oath of office, needs to be filed with the Secretary of State. The filing fee is $10.00.  Filing questions should be directed to the Secretary of State's office.


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