Become a notary in Hawaii

hawaii notary publicTo become a notary public in the State of Hawaii, an applicant must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Read and complete the Hawaii Notary Application and submit a payment of $10.00 (payable to “State Director of Finance”) to the address shown below
  • Pass a written closed-book examination. Applicants will be notified of the date and time of the next exam approximately 2-3 weeks after the application is approved.
  • Pay to the Attorney General a fee of $40.00 upon receiving notice of passing the exam for the issuance of the original notary commission
  • Obtain a $1,000 4-year Notary Bond* which shall be deposited and kept on file in the office of the clerk of the circuit court of the judicial circuit where the notary resides.

*CNASurety (SUR Insurance Agency) offers a $1,000 4-year Hawaii Notary Bond for only $50.00. You can add $10,000 additional coverage for just $70.25 more ($25,000 is just $260.00 more). They process, execute and mail notary bonds the same business day your order is received assuring timely approval of your Hawaii notary commission. A direct bill payment invoice will be included when your bond is issued. Simply remit the appropriate premium to CNASurety within three (3) business days of the date your bond is issued. To apply, complete the Hawaii Notary Bond application, fill out the form and click the Submit Form button, or print it out and fax your completed application to (605) 335-0357.

For more information, please contact:

Department of Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-1218

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