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AZ State Notary Division Information
Please visit our state notary division contact page to find contact information for the Arizona Secretary of State's notary division.
AZ Notary Public Mobile Fee Information
An AZ Notary Public is restricted in what they can charge for travel fees based on a state rate of 44.5 cents per mile. This rate is subject to change without notice. Please reference a forum discussion that you can use the search tool to find entitled "travel fee maximums state by state".
Arizona Notary Fees
This information is based on NRS 240.100
Additional Notary Public Information of Interest
In Arizona, you can search for any Notary Public on the state Notary site listed above based on name, commission number, business name, or county.
Become an Arizona notary public
You must be an Arizona resident to become an Arizona notary public, but you are not required to be a U.S. Citizen. You must claim your Arizona residence as your primary residence on your state and federal tax returns to qualify to become an Arizona notary public. If your primary residence is in Arizona, you would be considered an Arizona resident for the purposes of becoming an Arizona notary.
Arizona notary commission procedures and information
You must read the Arizona notary public reference manual. You must complete the Arizona notary public application. Please find an application on the Arizona Secretary of State's website. It is also required to purchase a four-year $5,000 notary bond in duplicate form from an insurance agent. The notary bond is purchased in duplicate form so that the notary will have the first original for their records. The other original will be for the Secretary of State's records. A check or money order for $43.00 payable to the Secretary of State must be submitted as well. There is a $25.00 Application fee and an $18.00 notary bond filing fee which total $43.00 for the total filing fees. Please mail the above documents and check or money order to the Secretary of State at the address indicated on the application form. Applicants with felony convictions might be denied a notary commission.
It can take four to six weeks for the entire application and commissioning process to be completed from beginning to end. The process of renewing a commission is the same as getting a new commission. It is optional, but advisable to get E & O insurance. All Arizona notaries must purchase a notary seal and journal. The term of office for Arizona notaries public is four years.
Arizona still allows notaries to perform Acknowledged signatures and Jurats without the signer having identification providing that the signer is personally known to the notary for a sufficient length of time. This ambiguity of how long or well you must know the signer leads to shoddy identification practices in real life and should be discouraged. Additionally, Oaths and Affirmations require identification in Arizona!
This information is still current as of 2012. Please contact the Arizona notary public division for additional information and click on our various links for more information.
Contact the Arizona notary division by mail
Arizona Secretary of State
Attn: Notary Department
1700 W. Washington, 7th Fl.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Dual State Notary Commission Information
If you are a Nevada notary who is a Nevada resident, a California notary who resides in California, or a New Mexico notary, you can ask the AZ notary division if you can apply for an AZ notary commission.
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