Become a Texas notary public with Notary Rotary, Inc.
Each person appointed and commissioned as a notary public shall meet the following criteria:
· Be at least 18 years of age
· Be a legal resident of the state of Texas
· Must not have a final conviction for a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude
Applicants are subject to background investigations. If a background investigation reveals any crimes (other thatn a Class C misdemeanor) that your failed to disclose on your application, denial or revocation of your notary commission may result.
Length of Appointment:
The term of a notary public appointment expires four years after the date the notary public qualifies, unless resigned or revoked sooner.
Step 1: Order the Texas $10,000 surety bond and application form from Notary Rotary, Inc.
Applicants for the office of notary public for the State of Texas must acquire a $10,000 surety bond as part of the application process.
Please visit the Notary Rotary online store by clicking the following link: Texas Notary Supplies. Enter the store to purchase the official surety bond and application form. To order, enter the required information, scroll down to locate and select the $10,000 Texas notary bond and application, and follow the instructions through checkout. Your order will be processed as quickly as possible, usually shipping in 1-2 days. A PDF version of the application form can be found here: Texas Notary Application
Step 2: Complete the application as directed and mail to the Secretary of State's office.
When you receive the application form and surety bond you will need to complete the application according to the instructions provided and sign as the principal on your bond.
Once you have completed the application and signed the bond you will need to mail these items, as well as a $21 check, or money order, made payable to the Secretary of State, to the following address:
Secretary of State of Texas, Notary Public Unit
P. O. Box 13375
Austin, Texas 78711-3375
You may also submit your application and required documents online, at this link. (Please note: fees paid by credit card are subject to a 2.7% convenience fee.)
Also, if you selected box "A" under "Statements Relating to Qualification," indicating you have been found guilty of a crime other than a class C misdemeanor, your application will only be accepted by mail.
If the Secretary of State's office approves your application they will send you your commission, effective as of the date of qualification, as well as materials outlining the powers, duties, and restrictions of the office.
Step 3: Order the remainder of your supplies from Notary Rotary, Inc.
All Texas notaries public are required to use a Texas notary seal to authenticate notarial acts. Also, all notaries other than a court clerk notarizing instruments for the court are required to maintain a Texas notary journal, or other bound book, to record the necessary details of these acts. The journal, or record book, is necessary even when there is no charge for the notarial act performed. These items may be purchased from Notary Rotary, as well as many other items you may find useful as a notary public.
Go to Texas Notary Supplies in our online store. Enter the store to purchase your Texas notary seal, Texas notary journal, and any other 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 quickly as possible, usually shipping within 2-3 days.