Your One-Stop Shop to Become an Arizona Notary


The American Association of Notaries offers a simple step-by-step guide to become an Arizona notary. With our help, becoming an Arizona notary is easy and hassle-free.

To become an Arizona notary you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be an Arizona resident
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Be able to read and write the English language
  • Never had a professional license suspended, revoked or denied
  • Never been convicted of a felony unless your civil rights have been restored

How It Works


Complete an online notary application at the Arizona Secretary of State's website

All notary applicants are required to create an account and then complete and print the notary application on the state's website. Click here to start the Arizona notary application.

Purchase a four-year $5,000 Arizona notary bond

The notary bond is required by the state to protect the public from notary errors. Click here to purchase the notary bond.

Mail the application and the bond to the state

Mail a copy of the application, the notary bond, and a $43.00 application fee to the Secretary of State's office. It takes around four to six weeks for the state to approve the application. The state also offers an expedited service for a fee of $68.00.

Purchase Arizona notary supplies

Once approved as an Arizona notary, you need to purchase an Arizona notary stamp and a record book to perform notarial acts. Click here to order an Arizona notary stamp and notary record book.

Email us a copy of your notary commission certificate.

Fax or email a copy of your Arizona notary commission certificate so we can prepare and ship your Arizona notary stamp, record book and any additional notary supplies you ordered.

  1. Order your four-year, $5,000 Arizona notary bond.

    During the application process on the Arizona Secretary of State's website, you will be asked to enter the notary bond number, the bonding company name, and the notary bond issue date and effective date. The state will issue your notary commission with an effective date as stated on the notary bond. For example, if you choose a bond with an effective date of 10/01/2019. The commission will then expire four years from that date. The state will reject your application if it is received by the Secretary of State's office 60 days after the bond issue date.

    The name you choose on the bond when you click on the "Add to Cart" button should be the same name you use when applying online for a notary public commission. The state will reject your application if the name on the bond and the online application are different (e.g.: if you choose “Notary Q. Public” on your notary bond; you cannot have “N. Q. Public” or “Notary Public” on your application).

    Please click on the "Add to Cart" button below to purchase the bond. To speed up the Arizona notary application commissioning process, we will email you the Arizona notary bond with complete instructions on how to complete the application process the same day if you place your order before 12:00 noon C.T.

    Arizona Notary Public Bond

    $25.00
    4-year, $5,000 Arizona notary bond via email in one day
    Your Cost $25.00
  2. Complete and print your Arizona notary application on the Secretary of State's website.

    The Arizona Secretary of State will only accept notary applications completed and printed on their website. Click here to start the Arizona notary application process, then click on the "Start" button and select the option "Yes, I do have a $5,000 bond.” The application wizard will then guide you step-by-step in completing your notary application.

  3. Order your Arizona notary supplies from the American Association of Notaries.

    All of our Arizona notary stamps and notary supplies are made in-house, come with a lifetime replacement guarantee, and conform to Arizona notary laws. We will mail you the notary supplies once you are approved as a notary

    Value Package I


    $19.95
    Arizona notary self-inking stamp (Cosco P40 rectangular stamp) Item # AZ210
    $ 9.95
    Arizona notary record book - Item #702
    $19.00
    Free one-year membership to AAN
    A $19.00 value included with your notary supply order at no additional cost
    Total Value $48.90
    Your Cost $12.95

    Value Package II


    $19.95
    Arizona notary self-inking stamp (Trodat 4913 rectangular stamp) - Item # AZ201
    $ 9.95
    Arizona notary record book - Item #702
    $19.00
    Free one-year membership to AAN
    A $19.00 value included with your notary supply order at no additional cost
    Total Value $48.90
    Your Cost $12.95
  4. Mail your Arizona notary application and the notary bond to the Arizona Secretary of State.

    Once you receive the emailed notary bond from our office, follow these steps:

    1. Take the bond to a notary so he or she can administer the "Oath of Office".
    2. Sign the notary application that you printed from the state's website.
    3. Mail the signed application, notarized notary bond, and the $43.00 filing fee to the Arizona Secretary of State.

  5. Fax or email us a copy of your Arizona notary commission certificate.

    When you are approved as a notary, the Secretary of State's office will send the notary commission certificate to you. Once you receive it, email or fax a copy of your Arizona notary commission certificate to 1-800-721-2664 or sales@usnotaries.com so we can prepare and ship your Arizona notary supply package.

Arizona notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company (established 1900). Kal Tabbara is a licensed insurance agent in Arizona.