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Renewing your Commission 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.

Thanks for allowing the Notary Learning Center to help you in renewing your Notary Public commission.

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

Secretary of State:
Office of the Secretary of State
ATTN: Notary Clerk
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594

Telephone: 785-296-4564
Fax: 785-368-8028
E-Mail: notary@sos.ks.gov
Website: www.kssos.org/business/business_notary.html

Qualifications

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

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Be a resident of this state or a resident of a state bordering on this state, and regularly carry on a business or profession in this state or be regularly employed in this state
  • Be a citizen of the United States

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
$7,500 (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

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 $7,500 Kansas Notary Bond. The State of Kansas requires purchasing your notary bond, which you will need to send along with your notary application.

Step 1: Order the $7,500 Kansas Notary Bond separately and download the Application Form

Please visit The Notary's Store, you will be entering the Kansas section for your official notary supplies. We offer a New Notary Supply Package and a Renewing Notary Supply Package which includes your Kansas Notary Seal/Stamp, officially recommended Kansas Notary Journal and other needed notary supplies at a special reduced price, but you will need to order your required $7,500 Kansas Notary Bond separately. Kansas law does not require a notary to keep a record of his/her official acts, but it is recommended to do so. A register will offer an excellent way of recalling past notarial acts. If a notary is called upon to testify in court, a register may help establish what actually took place. The officially recommended Kansas Notary Journal, also available in the online store, was specifically designed for this purpose and contains many elements not available in other registers. Once you receive your seal and supplies you will be ready to begin your duties as a notary public for the State of Kansas. To order, enter the required information and scroll down through the page to locate the notary packages, or other products you desire, and follow the instructions through checkout. Once you have your official bond you may proceed with step 2.

Step 2: Complete the application form according to the instructions provided

Once you receive your supplies from The Notary's Store, 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

Be sure to make a copy of the actual bond for your records.

After completing your application in full you will need to mail it along with a check or money order in the amount of $25.00 made payable to the "Secretary of State", to the following address.

Kansas Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
(785) 296-2239

Step 3: Wait for the office of the Secretary of State to prepare and send your Certificate of Appointment

Upon receipt of a completed application with sufficient bond, an oath of appointment, the correct fee, the official signature and an impression of the seal to be used by such notary public; the Secretary of State, if satisfied the applicant is qualified to be appointed as a notary public, shall prepare a certificate of appointment for the applicant and forward the appointment to the applicant's residence. Each certificate of appointment shall contain at least the applicant's name and the date upon which the appointment shall expire. Since you have already purchased all your required supplies in step 1, once you receive the certificate of appointment from the Secretary of State you will be an official notary public for the State of Kansas.

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.


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