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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 Lieutenant Governor
Appointing Authority: Lieutenant Governor

Contact:
Utah State Capitol
Notary Office, Suite 220
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Postal Address:
Utah State Capitol Complex
PO Box 142325
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2325

Telephone: 801-538-1041
Fax: 801-538-1133
E-Mail: Notary@utah.gov
Website: notary.utah.gov

Qualifications

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

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be resident of the State of Utah for 30 days preceding the appointment and maintain residency during the commission term
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language
  • Submit an application to the lieutenant governor containing no significant misstatement or omission of fact
  • Be a Utah resident or have permanent resident status under Section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act
  • Be endorsed by two residents of the state who are over the age of 18
  • Pass the exam

Term of Office
4 years

Appointment
Lieutenant Governor

Notary Education
Recommended - not required

Notary Exam
Required by state law

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

Bond
$5,000 (Ordered before filing your application)

Seal of Office
Rubber stamp seal with reproducible purple ink required by state law. Embossing Seal is optional and can only be used in conjunction with your rubber seal stamp.

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: Complete the Mandatory Notary Training and Online Exam

Download a copy of the Utah Notary Public Study Guide in preparation for the exam.

Take the Utah Notary Public Exam. Pay the testing and application fees together by credit card. You pay both the $45 application fee and the $30 testing fee together at the end of the test. Once you pay, your test is automatically submitted. Results are immediate. PRINT or SAVE your answers if you want a record. Remember, once you log out or leave the page displaying the questions or answers, all will be lost except for the score, which will be saved in the database. If you passed the test, print your application.

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 $5,000 Utah Notary Bond. The State of Utah requires purchasing your notary bond which you will need to send along with your notary application.

Step 2: Order your Utah Notary Supplies from The Notary's Store but you will need to order your notary bond separately.

Once you receive notice that you have passed the state exam you will need to acquire a $5,000 surety bond to send with your application. Please visit The Notary's Store you will be entering the Utah section for your official surety bond. We offer a New Notary Supply Package and a Renewal Notary Supply Package which include your required Utah notary seal/stamp and officially recommended Utah Notary Journal, and other needed notary supplies at a special reduced price, but you will need to order your required $5,000 Utah Notary Bond separately.To order, enter all required information and scroll down through the page to locate the notary packages, or you can purchase your notary supplies separately. Follow the onscreen instructions through checkout and your supplies will be sent to you as soon as your order is processed, and will ship in usually no more than 1-2 business days. Once you have your official bond and have made a copy of the actual bond for your records 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. An errors and omissions policy 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: Submit your Notary Public Application

Sign your application. You must receive endorsements from two permanent Utah residents who are over the age of 18. Each endorser must print their name, residence address, and signature in the spaces provided on your application. Endorsers must sign your application. Mail your application, bond and oath of office form to:

Utah State Capitol
Notary Office, Suite 220
PO Box 142325
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

It takes up to 1-2 weeks to process, No rush service available. Check the spelling on your Certificate of Authority of Notary Public. All information on your certificate comes from the data you entered when applying to take the test. Sign your Certificate of Authority of Notary Public in the presence of a notary.

Step 4: REQUIRED INFORMATION TO COMPLETE YOUR ORDER

If you order a New or Renewal Supply Package or a Notary Seal/Stamp separately, you must provide a copy of your "Certificate of Authority of Notary Public". If you are not yet a Notary, you may order your New or Renewal Supply Package now and we will hold your supply package and/or seal pending our receiving your required document(s).

If ordering a stamp or seal, please make sure the Official Name and Commission Expiration date you provide above are exactly the same as the information on your notary commission. Embossing seals, when used, should only be used in conjunction with your purple ink stamp.

For stamp orders, please MAIL or FAX a NOTARIZED COPY of your Commission Certificate to:

Notary Learning Center
500 New York Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50313-4908

Fax: 951-808-9594
We cannot release your stamp until we have this copy.

Once you receive your official seal and other notarial supplies from The Notary's Store, you may begin acting in your official capacity as a notary public for the State of Utah.


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