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Become an Alaska Notary Public

To become a notary public in Alaska requires you to be at least 18 years old and is a legal resident of the state. Additionally, you should not have been convicted or incarcerated of any felony charges within 10 years before being commissioned as notary public.

If you've ever been a notary public in Alaska before and was revoked of commission or charge with notarial misconduct, you can contact the Alaska Notary Public office and talk with the notary administrator before applying for a new commission application.

In applying for a notary public position in Alaska, it is important to know that there are two types of notary commissions: the Regular Notary and Limited Governmental Notary.

A Regular commission is for those who will be doing any notarial acts under the law, while the Limited Governmental commission is for government employees (Municipal, State, and Federal) who will perform notarial activities related to government business only.

Steps to become an Alaska Regular Notary:

1. Submit a notary bond of $1,000. You can obtain a notary bond from an insurance firm. Alternatively, you can find a Surety and submit Alaska's blank notary bond form.

2. Download and complete the application form.

3. Double check your application requirements before sending them. Make sure you're sending original copies of the documents. An incomplete or missing fees and forms will only delay your application. So make sure to read instructions carefully.

4. Submit the form together with your notary bond and the $40.00 application fee to:

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Notary Public Office

240 Main Street, Room 301

Juneau, AK 99801

The State of Alaska accepts Visa and Mastercard payments for the application fee using the EIN number 92-6001185. If sending a check, make checks payable to "State of Alaska".

5. Wait for your commission in the mail. If you haven't received it within two weeks after your application, contact the office.

For a more detailed instructions to become a Regular Notary Commission, please visit this link: http://ltgov.alaska.gov/treadwell/notaries/commission-applications/regular-notary-commissions.html

Steps to become an Alaska Limited Governmental Notary:

1. Download and complete the following forms:

  1. Application Form 
  2. Employer Approval Form

2. Double check your application requirements before sending them. Make sure you're sending original copies of the documents. An incomplete or missing fees and forms will only delay your application. So make sure to read instructions carefully.

3. Submit the forms together with the $40.00 application fee to:

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Notary Public Office

240 Main Street, Room 301

Juneau, AK 99801

Government employees for the State of Alaska is exempted from the $40.00. The State of Alaska accepts Visa and Mastercard payments for the application fee using the EIN number 92-6001185. If sending a check, make checks payable to "State of Alaska".

4. Wait for your commission in the mail. If you haven't received it within two weeks after your application, contact the office.

For a more detailed instructions to become a Limited Governmental Notary Commission, please visit this link: http://ltgov.alaska.gov/treadwell/notaries/commission-applications/limited-government-commission.html

Duties and Responsibilities

All Alaska notaries public are held responsible with all notarial acts and are held liable for damages resulting in illegal or improper notarization. It is the duty of the notary to read and familiarize the Alaska Notary Law, Alaska Statute 44.50 and 09.63, 2005 Notary Law Changes, and Impact of the 2005 Law Changes.

Term of Office

A four-year term is given to every Regular Notaries, while the Limited Government Notaries' terms are open-ended and will remain active as long as they are still working for the government office where they acquired the commission.

Alaska Notary Fees

As an Alaska Notary Public, these are the fees for notarizations and other notarial acts:

Acknowledgments

No set fee

Affirmations

No set fee

Certification of documents

No set see. Similar to an oath, declaration, or verification.

Jurats

See Certification of documents

Oaths

No set fee

Proof of Execution

No set fee.

Protests

Not an official notary act in AK

Find a Notary in Alaska

You can can find a notary in Alaska by using their Notary Commision Data, or you can use FindNotary to easily search for an Alaska notary.

If you're a notary, you can also get listed for free at FindNotary's state-wide database of notaries.

Resources:

  1. Alaska Notary Public Services
  2. Alaska Notary Classes, Training and Handbooks
  3. Alaska Notary Seals and Supplies

For more information on how to become an Alaska Notary, visit Alaska Notary Public's website at http://ltgov.alaska.gov/treadwell/notaries.html. You can also contact their office at (907) 465-3509 or visit them at Alaska State Capitol Building, Third Floor, Juneau, AK 99801.

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