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 a notary in Arizona, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Be a citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States

  • Be a resident of Arizona for income tax purposes and claim your Arizona residence as your primary residence on state and federal tax returns

  • Be able to read, write, and understand the English language

  • Not be disqualified to receive a commission under section ARS §41-271

  • Keep as a reference an Arizona notary manual approved by the Secretary of State. Click here to download the notary manual.

How to Apply for an Arizona Notary Commission

If you meet the qualifications listed on the previous section, follow the steps below to apply for an Arizona notary commission.

Step 1- Order a four-year, $5,000 Arizona notary bond

You can order the notary bond before starting the notary application. You will be asked to enter the bond number, bonding company name, and the effective and expiration dates of the bond while completing the notary application on the Secretary of State’s website. Click here to purchase a notary bond.

Step 2- Complete an Arizona notary application

All notary applicants are required to complete a notary application on the Secretary of State's website. Even though the application is completed online, you are required to print it and mail it to the state along with the processing fee. Click here to start an Arizona notary application.

Step 3- Mail the notary forms and processing fee to the State

Mail the original, signed notary application, the notary bond, notarized oath of office, and a $43 processing fee to the Secretary of State's office. It takes around four to six weeks for the State to approve the application.

Step 4- Order Arizona notary supplies

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

Step 5- 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.

Arizona Notary Value Package I

Everything you need to become a notary in Arizona

Only $58.95*
Includes a One-year Membership to AAN

Limited time offer - save up to 40% on notary supplies

This Arizona notary package includes:
Four-year, $5,000 Arizona notary bond**
Trodat self-inking rectangular notary stamp (item # AZ201)**
Arizona notary record book (item # AZ702)**
One-year membership to AAN (a $19.00 value included with your notary supplies order at no additional cost)
Four years of expert support (includes help with notary procedures, name/address updates, and more)
Your Cost: Only $58.95*

* The Arizona Notary Value Package I may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory four-year, $5,000 notary bond for $33.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P101 on the order form. The Arizona Notary Value Package II may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory four-year, $5,000 notary bond for $40.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P102 on the order form. The Arizona four-year, $5,000 notary bond may also be purchased separately for $25.00. Discounts and savings apply only to supplies. Prices do not include taxes.

**Required by law.

Five Simple Steps to Become a Notary in Arizona

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

    During the notary 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. We will provide you with the notary bond information you need to complete the notary application on the State's website. Save time! No need to wait for days to receive your Arizona notary bond. You can now order and download the notary bond instantly upon checkout. The cost of the notary bond is only $25.

  2. Complete the Arizona notary application.

    Click here to start the Arizona notary application process on the Arizona Secretary of State's website. Then click on the "Start" button and select the option "Yes, I already have a $5,000 bond and am ready to complete my application”. The application wizard will then guide you step by step in completing the Arizona notary application. The notary application cannot be submitted online. You still need to print, sign, and mail the original notary application to the Secretary of State.

  3. Mail your Arizona notary forms.

    Follow the steps below to complete the Arizona notary application process:

    1. Take the notary bond that you downloaded 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 notary application, the notary bond, notarized oath of office form and the $43 processing fee to the Arizona Secretary of State.

    Allow four to six weeks for the state to approve your application.

  4. Order your Arizona notary supplies.

    Save up to 40% on the same Arizona notary supplies that you may find somewhere else plus receive a free one-year membership in the American Association of Notaries at no additional cost (a $19 value). We offer only the highest-quality products, which comply with all Arizona legal requirements for notaries. All our Arizona notary stamps are manufactured in-house, and we stand behind them 100%. All our notary supplies come with a LIFETIME REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE – no questions asked! 

  5. Receive your notary supplies.

    In order for us to prepare and ship your Arizona notary supplies, please email us a copy of your notary commission certificate to or fax it to 713-649-0011.

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