A notary public is someone who acts as a witness to the identity of a person who needs to get an official document signed. Notary publics must be commissioned or licensed in their county of residence, but they have statewide jurisdiction so they can notarize within any county in their state.
An Arizona Notary Bond guarantees you will faithfully perform your duties as a notary public in Arizona. A Notary Bond is mandated by law. It isn’t a protection for you, but rather for your customers. Arizona requires a $5,000 bond.
You will not need to pay the full bond amount. Instead, you will just pay a small portion.
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Step #4: Submit paperwork
Once you have purchased your bond, you are almost done. Mail your application and bond to the Arizona Secretary of State at the address below:
Office of Secretary of State Business Services Division, Notary Section 1700 West Washington, 7th Floor Phoenix, AZ 85007-2888
Include a $43 money order or check payable to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State will check to see if you have completed the application. Then, the Secretary of State will send your application to the Clerk of the Superior Court of your specific county for approval.
Upon approval, you will be mailed your official Arizona Notary Commission Certification. All that’s left to do is purchase your stamp, notary log, and seal.
Arizona Notary Public Renewal
Your term of office in Arizona lasts 4 years. At the end of this period, you may apply for a renewal. Your renewal application must be submitted within 2 months before the expiration date.