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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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Notary Education
Become a Notary in Utah
Find a Notary Class in Utah
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 a Utah notary public with Notary Rotary, Inc.

Qualifications:

A person qualified for a notarial commission in the state of Utah shall:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Lawfully reside in this state 30 days immediately preceding the filing for a notarial commission and maintain permanent residency thereafter
  • Be able to read, write, and understand English
  • Submit an application to the lieutenant governor containing no significant misstatement or omission of fact
  • Be a Utah resident or have permanent resident status under Section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act
  • Be endorsed by two residents of the state who are over the age of 18
  • Pass the exam

Step One: Prepare for and take the notary certification test

Prepare for and take the Utah notary certification test. You may use the study guide before and during the test. You will pay the testing and application fees together by credit card at the end of the test.

Results are immediate.  Print or save your answers if you want a record. Remember, once you log out or leave the page displaying the questions or answers, all will be lost except for the score, which will be saved in the database.  If you pass the test, print the application.

Step Two: Complete the application and secure endorsers' signatures

Complete and sign the application. You must also obtain endorsements from two Utah residents over the age of 18. Each endorser must print their name, residential address, and signatures in the spaces provided on the application.

Step Three: Obtain a $5,000 surety bond and Oath of Office from Notary Rotary, Inc.

Applicants for the office of notary public for the State of Utah must acquire a $5,000 surety bond as part of the application process. (State employees require a Risk Bond only.)

Please visit the Notary Rotary online store by clicking the following link: Utah Notary Supplies.  Enter the store to purchase the official surety bond and Oath of Office. To order, enter the required information, scroll down to locate and select the $5,000 bond and Oath, and follow the instructions through checkout.  Your order will be processed as quickly as possible, usually shipping in 1-2 days.

The Oath must be signed in the presence of a notary. The Find a Notary feature from Notary Rotary can be helpful in contacting a notary public. Simply enter your home ZIP code, and click search for a list of notaries public in your area.

Step Four: Submit your application, bond and Oath of Office

Mail your application, bond and Oath of Office to:

Utah State Capital

Notary Office

Suite 220

P.O. Box 142325

Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Step Five: Receive your Certificate of Authority Notary Public

You should receive your Certificate of Authority of Notary Public from the Notary Office in one to two weeks. Check the spelling of all information.

Step Six: Sign your Certificate of Authority in the presence of a notary public and mail it to Notary Rotary, Inc.

Sign your Certificate of Authority of Notary in the presence of a notary. The Find a Notary feature from Notary Rotary can be helpful in contacting a notary public. Simply enter your home ZIP code, and click search for a list of notaries public in your area.

When you have finished placing your order, it is permissable to email a copy of your Certificate of Authority to support@notaryrotary.com or FAX it to (877) 349-6590, or mail it to:

Notary Rotary, Inc.
PO Box 41400
Des Moines, IA 50311-0507

Your order will be processed as soon as we receive your Certificate of Authority and usually shipped within 2-3 days.

Step Seven: Order your notary supplies from Notary Rotary, Inc.

Order your Utah notary stamp, which complies with Utah state codes, from Notary Rotary. Although the state of Utah does not require one, it is strongly recommended that notaries maintain a Notary Journal as a record of the notarial acts performed and could be vital in protecting the notary from possible liability. 

To order your Utah notary stamp and Modern Journal of Notarial Events, and other Utah notary supplies, go to the Notary Rotary store and follow the onscreen instructions through the order process. Your order will usually ship the same day we receive your Certificate of Authority of Notary Public and payment for your supplies.

Once you receive your seal and supplies, you will be ready to begin your duties as a notary public for the state of Utah. 


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