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How to Become a Notary in Arizona

An Arizona notary is a public official appointed by the Secretary of State to serve the public as an impartial witness to the signing of legal documents. The Arizona Secretary of State is responsible for approving, denying, suspending, or revoking Arizona notary commissions.

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How Do I Renew My Arizona Notary Commission?

Arizona notaries are appointed by the Arizona Secretary of State for a four-year notary term. Your Arizona notary commission is not automatically renewed and you must follow the same application process you completed four years ago when you applied to become a notary in Arizona.

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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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