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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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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 Arizona notary public with Notary Rotary


Applicants for the office of notary public for the state of Arizona must meet the following requirements.

  • Must be an Arizona resident
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must not be a convicted felon
  • Must not have had a notary commission license revoked within the previous four years
  • Note: If you do not meet these requirements you should not apply to be an Arizona notary public, as your application will be automatically rejected.

Arizona notaries public are appointed for a commission term of four years. For additional information, please visit the Arizona Secretary of State Notary Public web site.

Step 1: Complete the Arizona Notary Public Application

Complete the Arizona Notary Public Application and complete is as follows:

  • Print your name exactly as you want your notary commission to be issued.
  • Show your middle initial or name only if you intend to use it when signing as a notary public.
  • List the physical location of your residence; you are commissioned from your home address.
  • Fill in all the blanks on the form and sign the application exactly as your name is printed.
  • The signature on the application you submit must be original.

Step 2: Order your official $5,000 Arizona Notary Bond from Notary Rotary

Each applicant for the office of notary public for the State of Arizona is required to purchase a 4-year $5,000 Arizona notary bond in duplicate form. Please visit the Arizona Notary Supplies store to purchase your official surety bond.  To order, enter the required information, scroll down through the page to locate and select the desired products, and follow the instructions through checkout.

Step 3: Check your Application Package

Your application materials should include the following:

  • The original application with the original signature
  • One of the original bond copies, the other is for your records, if you want the Secretary of State to match the dates. Please remember, your bond cannot be issued more than 60 days before or 30 days after the Secretary of State commissions you as a notary.
  • Check or money order in the amount of $43 made payable to the Secretary of State, $25.00 Application fee + $18.00 notary bond filing fee = $43.00 Total filing fee

Once you have verified the above items are present and completed correctly, send them to:

Secretary of State, Notary

1700 W. Washington, 7th Floor

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Step 4: Receive your Arizona notary commission information and order the remainder of your supplies from Notary Rotary

Once you receive your commission information from the Clerk of Superior Court in the county of your primary residence, purchase your state-approved Arizona Notary Seal. Arizona notaries are required to use a notary journal. Search our store for insurance and any other Arizona Notary Supplies you may need.

When you have finished placing your order, it is permissable to email a copy of your Certificate of Authorization to, 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 Authorization and usually shipped within 2-3 days.

Once you receive your official seal and supplies from Notary Rotary, Inc. you will be ready to begin your duties as an Arizona notary public.

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