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:


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


As you did the first time you applied to become an Arizona notary, you are required to purchase a four-year, $5,000 Arizona notary bond before you start the Arizona notary renewal application process. Early in the application, you will be asked to indicate whether you have purchased the Arizona notary bond. You will then be asked to enter the notary bond number, the name of the notary bonding company, and the notary bond issue date and effective date. The Arizona Secretary of State will use the issue notary bond date as the official issue date of your Arizona notary commission, which will expire exactly four years from that date.


You can purchase an Arizona notary bond from the American Association of Notaries. We will email it to you with instructions on how to complete the application process. We will do this on the same day if you order before 12:00 noon C.T. Take the bond to an Arizona notary who will administer the oath of office and notarize it for you before sending it to the state.


2. Complete and print the Arizona notary application.


Arizona notaries are required to complete the Arizona notary renewal application on the Arizona Secretary of State’s website. The name you enter on the application must match the name on the notary bond. For example, if you chose “Jane D. Doe” on the bond, you cannot enter “J.D. Doe” on the application.


Print and sign the Arizona notary renewal  application. Mail it to the Arizona Secretary of State or to the American Association of Notaries along with the notarized notary bond and a $43 filing fee. The Secretary of State only accepts renewal notary applications completed and printed from its website. Photocopies of the documents will be rejected. It takes up to four weeks to process the Arizona notary application. You do have the option of paying an additional $25 fee to cut the time to two to three business days.


3. Order an Arizona notary stamp and record book.


The Secretary of State’s office will process the Arizona notary renewal application and mail you the Arizona notary commission certificate. Once you get it, you can order your Arizona notary stamp and record book for the renewal Arizona notary commission. The American Association of Notaries manufactures them in house, so if you order from us, please fax or email us a copy of the certificate. We will prepare your notary stamp and ship them to you. Our Arizona notary stamps and notary journals comply with Arizona notary laws and come with a lifetime replacement guarantee.


The American Association of Notaries has been helping individuals renew their notary commissions since 1994.  We will guide you step by step through the Arizona notary renewal application process and support you during your new four-year Arizona notary renewal term. Click here to start the Arizona notary renewal application process today.

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.

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.