Become a notary in North Dakota



north dakota notary pubilcTo become a notary in North Dakota, an individual must:

  • be at least eighteen (18) years of age;
  • be a resident of the State of North Dakota and the county from which they are making the application;
  • be able to read and write the English language; and
  • NOT be a convicted felon

Application Process

All notary applicants must complete and submit the following to the Secretary of State’s office:

When all of the above requirements are completed, the State will issue a certificate of authorization which allows them to obtain a notary seal/stamp from the vendor of their choice. Upon obtaining their seal/stamp, an impression of the seal/stamp must be affixed to the certificate of authorization and returned to the Secretary of State’s office. After the certificate is received, approved, and filed, the State will issue an official notary commission.

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For more information, please contact:

State of North Dakota

Secretary of State
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Dept 108, 1st Floor
Bismarck, ND 58505-0500
Telephone: 701-328-2900
Toll Free: 800-352-0867
TTY: 800-366-6888
Fax: 701-328-2992
Email: sos@nd.gov


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