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NOTARY BONDS
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Requirements for submitting a Notary Bond

  • $5,000.00 minimum
  • Maricopa County
  • Both signatures must match name printed on bond
  • Bond number must be printed on the bond
  • Oath must be filled out, signed, and notarized
If I leave my employer am I still a notary?
A: It makes no difference who paid the fees. The state of Arizona commissioned YOU to be a notary public. Your seal, your commission, and your journal, that contains public record, are your property.
My commission is about to expire, do I need to get a new bond?
A: Yes, you must have a new bond of insurance for each commission period.
How do I get my Seal/Stamp and Journal?
A: After you receive your certificate, take the certificate to any major office supply store and have your notary stamp ordered. They also stock the Journal for you to obtain. Embossing is no longer required.
I applied to renew my commission but I have not yet received my new commission certificate.  My old commission expired yesterday.

A:  You must wait until you receive your new commission certificate to obtain a rubber stamp seal.  You must have a new seal before you can notarize documents in your new commission term.

I was commissioned under my maiden name and I have recently married.

A:  You must notify Secretary of State's office within 30 days of the name change and the reason for the change.

I’m being requested to obtain documentation that the person who notarized my document is a valid Notary Public
A: There are two verifications of a notary.
  • Notarial Acknowledgment: You may obtain this for each Notary of Public at Window 10 in Superior Court, 201 W Jefferson for an $18.00 fee.

  • Apostille: If you are being required to obtain documentation that has the state seal it can only be obtained at the Secretary of State. Please refer to the Secretary of State's website for more information.
 
 
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