A notary public is someone who acts as a witness to the identity of a person who needs to get an official document signed. Notary publics must be commissioned or licensed in their county of residence, but they have statewide jurisdiction so they can notarize within any county in their state.
Ready to become an Oklahoma notary? First you’ll need to get licensed and bonded.
How to Become an Oklahoma Notary Public
Step #1: Meet Initial Requirements
- Must be a citizen of United States
- Must be a legal resident of Oklahoma
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must not have been convicted of a felony
- Must be able to read and write English
Step #2: Complete the Online Notary Training Course
Start the Training Course online by pressing the grey ‘Click Here To Order – Oklahoma Online Notary Course’ button. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the course.
Step #3: Complete the Oklahoma Notary Public Application
Step #4: Purchase an Oklahoma Notary Bond
An Oklahoma Notary Bond guarantees you will faithfully perform your duties as a notary public in Oklahoma. A Notary Bond is mandated by law. It isn’t a protection for you, but rather for your customers.
Oklahoma has set the Notary Bond amount at $1,000.
The actual price you’ll pay for your bond is a small percentage of the bond amount.
Step #5: Submit Paperwork
Once you have purchased your Oklahoma Notary Bond, you are almost done. Mail your Oklahoma Notary Public Application and Oklahoma Notary Bond to the Oklahoma Secretary of State at the address below:
Office of Secretary of State
2300 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Ste 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Include a $20 money order or check payable to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State will check to see if you have completed the application.
Upon approval, you will be mailed your official Oklahoma Notary Commission Certification. All that’s left to do is purchase your stamp, notary log, and seal. Anchor Stamp specializes in notary stamps, notary seals, notary books, and notary products of all types.
Oklahoma Notary Public License Term
Your term of office in Oklahoma lasts 4 years. At the end of this period, you may apply for a renewal. Your renewal application must be submitted within 6 weeks of the expiration date. In addition to obtaining a new commission, the notary will also have to secure a new Oklahoma Notary Bond.
Questions? Contact the Notary Department at (405) 521-2516