To 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
All notary applicants must complete and submit the following to the Secretary of State’s office:
- North Dakota Notary Application – must use the notary’s legal name in which they will be notarizing documents
- A $7,500 North Dakota Notary Bond*
- A $36.00 filing fee (make checks payable to the Secretary of State). Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are also accepted
- If the applicant resides in a county that borders North Dakota and which is in a state that extends reciprocity to a notary public who resides in a border county of North Dakota, an Appointment of Agent is required.
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.
*NationwideNotaryBond provides a $7,500 6-year North Dakota Notary Public Bond including $5,000 6-year FREE Notary Errors & Omissions coverage for only $60.00. They process, execute and deliver notary bonds the same business day your order is received assuring timely approval of your North Dakota notary commission.
For more information, please contact:
State of North Dakota
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