New notary instructions
Renewing notary instructions
Renewing Notary Instructions
Note: If your commission will expire in the next ninety (90) days, or expired thirty (30) days or less ago, you can skip the training and testing. We
must receive and approve your renewal paperwork before the thirty-day grace
period ends, or the training and testing requirements will apply to you. Plan ahead so that you can avoid late submissions or possible delays caused by rejected renewals.
- Read the current notary law (PDF).
- Attend state-approved notary training.
- Complete online notary testing.
- Register for online access. Wait for an e-mail message with your notary ID and password. Save this information.
- Log in to your personal home page and click on the option to "Renew Your Commission".
- Update your home address if necessary.
- Fill in or update your work address and phone number. If you are employed, this contact information is required by law regardless of where you are employed or where you perform notarizations.
- Pay online, using a credit or debit card or prepaid account. Payments are nonrefundable.
- Print out the application.
- Sign the application in front of a current notary (not yourself).
- Mail or deliver the application to the address on the form with clear copies of:
- Both sides of acceptable identification.
- Notary training certificate.
- Notary exam certificate.
- When your application has been approved, you will receive an e-mail that
will explain how to log in and print your official certificate.
- Show your certificate to an office supplier to get an official notary seal or stamp and a journal.
Remember: Your commission will not become effective until all of
your required documents have been received and approved by the Secretary of State's Office.
If you have any questions or problems using the Notary eFile
system, please contact our office at (303) 894-2200, option 2.