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Becoming a Notary Public has never been easier. All of your State's Contact Information is listed for your reference and review. Scroll down and you will find your State's Qualifications and easy to follow Application Procedures.

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Because the qualifications and requirements are different for each state, use the "Select another State" menu above for information specific to becoming a Notary Public in that State.

Contact Information:

State Contact: Office of the Secretary of State
Appointing Authority: Secretary of State

Notary Public Office:
Secretary of State
PO Box 83720
450 N 4th Street
Boise, ID 83720-0080

Telephone: 208-332-2810
Fax: 208-334-3500
E-Mail: dfarnsworth@sos.idaho.gov
Website: http://www.sos.idaho.gov/notary/index.html

Qualifications

Applicants for the office of notary public must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a resident of or employed in the State of Idaho
  • Be able to read and write the English language
  • Not have been removed from office for misconduct nor convicted of a serious crime within the last ten years
  • Only United States citizens and lawful resident aliens may be appointed as notaries public.

Term of Office
6 years

Appointment
Secretary of State

Notary Education
Recommended - not required

Notary Exam
Not required

Study Course
"Notary Public Education Course"
FREE when you purchase a Notary Supply Package at The Notary's Store

Bond
$10,000 (Ordered before filing your application)

Seal of Office
Rubber Stamp Seal with reproducible ink required by state law or Embossing Seal

Notary Journal
Officially recommended by the state

E & O insurance
Not required - Errors and Omissions Insurance is recommended for notary protection


Application Procedures

Step 1: Download the Idaho Notary Public Handbook and complete the included Application

The Idaho Notary Public Handbook is available for download here: Idaho Notary Public Handbook

The Idaho Notary Public Application is located in the handbook. You may print the application and complete it or you can fill it out online and then print.

You will need to make arrangements to have a notary public take your acknowledgment under oath or affirmation that the information provided in the application is true. The Notary Search feature from Notary-services.com can be helpful in contacting a notary public. Simply click the link below, enter your home ZIP code and click search for a list of notaries public in your area: Click here Notary Search

New and Renewing Notary Packages
New and Renewing Notary Packages
Renewing Notary Packages do not come with a notary journal

Our New and Renewal Notary Packages DO NOT include your required $10,000 Idaho Notary Bond. The State of Idaho requires purchasing your notary bond, which you will need to send along with your notary application.

Step 2: Order your supplies from The Notary's Store

To order the necessary items to become an Idaho notary public please use the following link to access the online store at The Notary's Store. Once you enter the store, fill in the required fields with your information such as "official name" and "commission expiration date" and select your products. You will be entering the Idaho section for your official notary supplies. We offer a New Notary Supply Package and a Renewing Notary Supply Package which include your Idaho Notary Seal/Stamp and officially recommended Idaho Notary Journal, and other needed notary supplies at a special reduced price, but you will need to order your required $10,000 Idaho Notary Bond separately. To order, enter the required information and scroll down through the page to locate the notary packages, or purchase your Idaho notary seal/stamp separately, and follow the instructions through checkout. Once you receive your supplies you will be able to complete the application. You will need to stamp your official seal on the application where indicated. Be sure to make a copy of the actual bond for your records.

Note: An Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy does not replace a bond, but will help to repay the bonding company if a claim is ever made. Errors and Omissions is not required by law, but may be purchased as it protects the notary public and pays for any charges the notary might owe for legal fees and costs should the notary be sued.

Step 3: Prepare and send application items to the Secretary of State

Gather the following items and prepare to send them to the Office of the Secretary of State:

  • Your $10,000 notary bond with your signature
  • A $30.00 filing fee
  • The completed notary public application. Don't forget you need to stamp your official seal on the application where indicated.
Review each item and determine that it is accurate and complete and submit the completed application, signed bond and $30.00 filing fee to the address listed below.

Secretary of State
PO Box 83720
450 N 4th Street
Boise, ID 83720-0080

Step 4: Receive your Idaho Notary Commission information and order the remainder of your supplies from The Notary's Store

Once you have all of your paperwork and have received your supplies, you will be ready to begin your duties as a notary public for the State of Idaho.


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