Notary Tips

How Do I Renew My Arizona Notary Commission?

Any Arizona notaries who want to avoid a lapse in their notary work should renew their Arizona notary commissions as early as possible. Fortunately, the process to renew your Arizona notary commission is easy and affordable. The American Association of Notaries will guide you through the Arizona  notary renewal process. Follow the step-by-step guide below to renew your Arizona notary commission:

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What are the qualifications to become an Arizona notary?

To become an Arizona notary, an notary applicant must submit to the Arizona Secretary of State an original signed application, an original and notarized bond, and a $43 filing fee. (The Arizona notary application created from the Arizona Secretary of State  “web application” site are the only notary applications accepted, and the photocopies of the application and bond will not be accepted.)

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How to become an online notary in Arizona?

Before an Arizona  notary performs remote online notarization, the notary must notify the Arizona Secretary of State that he or she will be performing remote online notarial acts using communication technology for remotely located individuals. Before submitting a notary application to register as a remote online notary public, a notary public must:   

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Legal disclaimer: The American Association of Notaries seeks to provide timely articles for notaries to assist them with information and ideas for managing their notary businesses, enhancing their notary educations, and securing their notary supplies but makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained . Information in this article is not intended as legal advice. We are not attorneys. We do not pretend to be attorneys. Though we will sometimes provide information regarding federal laws and statutes and the laws and statutes of each state, we have gathered the information from a variety of sources. We do not warrant the information gathered from those sources. It is your responsibility to know the appropriate laws governing your state. Notaries are advised to seek the advice of an attorney in their state if they have legal questions about how to notarize.

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