To become a notary public in Louisiana, an applicant must:
- be a resident citizen or alien of the state:
- be at least eighteen (18) years of age;
If you meet the requirements above, you may complete an Application to Qualify ($25.00 filing fee required). Then you can apply to take the state notary examination by filling out the Examination Registration Form ($75.00 fee required). These exams are offered twice a year on the first Saturday in June and December. The Application to Qualify and Examination Registration Form must be approved by the office of the Secretary of State. The deadline to get your Forms to the Secretary of State’s Office is 45 days prior to the exam. Forms can be filed via mail, fax or email. The Credit Card Cover Sheet must accompany fax or email filings.
Once an applicant has passed the examination, the following documents must be filed with the Secretary of State’s office along with the $35 commission filing fee:
- Two (2) Original Oaths of Office, properly executed. Send one (1) to Secretary of State and file one (1) with parish Clerk of Court.
- Official Signature page
- a $10,000 Louisiana Notary Bond*
- $35 commission filing fee – check or money order (payable to the Secretary of State)
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