Become a North Dakota Notary Public

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North Dakota Notary Commission Overview

The step-by-step process for becoming a notary public in the state of North Dakota is detailed below. Once you are ready to shop for supplies, simply visit our store. As a national provider of notary supplies, notary bonds, insurance, and training, has pretty much everything you need to become a North Dakota notary public.


Importance of North Dakota Notary Training

As a notary public in the State of North Dakota, you have unlimited financial liability on every document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The North Dakota Online Notary Course is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way for you to learn what to do and how to protect yourself as a notary. Whether you are a new or current notary public, you should spend some time learning the laws. 

How to Become a Notary Public in North Dakota

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Become a North Dakota Notary Public

1. Complete the Notary Public Application. If you are renewing your commission, see How to Renew a Notary Public Commission.

2. The oath of office must be administered to you by a notary public, who will also notarize your signature.

3. Purchase a North Dakota notary bond

4. Mail your completed and notarized application, along with the $36 fee to: Secretary of State State of North Dakota 600 E Boulevard Avenue Dept 108 Bismarck ND 58505-0500

5. Receive your Certificate of Authorization and Verification Form from the Secretary of State.

6. Purchase your North Dakota notary stamp.

7. Affix your notary seal to the Verification Form and return it to the Secretary of State ON or BEFORE the date on the Verification Form.

8. Once your application is approved, you will receive your North Dakota notary public commission in the mail. 

Congratulations! You are now a North Dakota notary public!


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $7,500
Application Fee: $36
Other: Be able to read and write English

Secretary of State, State of North Dakota
600 E Boulevard Ave Dept 108
Bismark, ND 58505-0500

Phone: (701) 328-2901

Qualifications to be Commissioned as a Notary Public

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • A citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
  • Residency/Employment:
    • Resident of North Dakota;
    • Have a place of employment or practice in North Dakota; or
    • Reside in a county that borders North Dakota and which is in a state that extends reciprocity to a notary public who resides in a border county of North Dakota.
  • Able to read and write in English.