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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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Contact Information:

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

Contact:
Notary Department
Secretary of State of Oklahoma
2300 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4897

Telephone: 405-521-2516 (questions) / 405-521-3911 (form requests)
Fax: 405-522-3555
E-Mail: notary@sos.ok.gov
Website: https://www.sos.ok.gov/notary/

Qualifications

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

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony
  • Be a legal resident of Oklahoma, or an out-of-state resident who is employed within Oklahoma

Term of Office
4 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
$1,000 (Obtained after receiving your commission)

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 and complete the Oklahoma Notary Public Application

Oklahoma Notary Public Application

Download and complete the application according to the instructions provided. When you have completed the application for appointment you should check for completeness and accuracy. Once you are satisfied the application is correctly completed you will need to mail or hand deliver it, as well as a $25.00 application fee for a new commission, or a $20.00 application fee for a renewal, to the Secretary of State's office at the following address:

Secretary of State
2300 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4897

Note: Make checks or money orders payable to the "Secretary of State".

Step 2: Receive your commission and obtain your official surety bond.

The Secretary of State's Office will review your application for appointment as a notary public. If the application is found to be in order, your commission will be mailed to you along with an informational brochure and a blank bond form containing both an Oath of Office and Loyalty Oath. Your commission will be valid for four (4) years. If corrections are needed, the application will be returned along with a letter of explanation. Upon receipt of your commission, a notary seal will need to be purchased and a bond obtained.

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 $1,000 Oklahoma Notary Bond. The State of Oklahoma requires purchasing your notary bond, which you will need to send along with your notary application.

Please visit The Notary's Store you will be entering the Oklahoma section for your official notary supplies. We offer a New Notary Supply Package and a Renewing Notary Supply Package which include your required Oklahoma Notary Seal/Stamp, Oklahoma Notary Journal, and other needed notary supplies at a special reduced price, but you will need to order your required $1,000 Oklahoma Notary Bond separately. To order, enter the required information and scroll down through the page to locate the notary packages, or you can purchase your notary supplies separately. Follow the instructions through checkout. Once you have your official bond you may proceed with step 3.

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: File your Oath of Office, Loyalty Oath and Surety Bond with the Secretary of State's office
Once you receive your official surety bond from The Notary's Store, make a copy of the actual bond for your records. Before a person may act as a notary, he/she must file a $1,000.00 surety bond dated the same as the notary commission, an oath of office, loyalty oath and a $10.00 filing fee with the Office of the Secretary of State. Filing questions about the notary bond should be directed to the Secretary of State's office.


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