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Become an Arkansas Notary Public

The Secretary of State appoints and commissions all notaries public in Arkansas . As a notary public applicant for the state requires you to meet the following qualifications:

  1. At least 18 years old.
  2. A legal resident of Arkansas. If working in Arkansas, you should be a legal resident of its adjoining states.
  3. A citizen of the United States or an alien with permanent residency.
  4. Able to write and read English.

If you meet all the requirements stated above, you can now apply to become an Arkansas Notary Public by following the steps outlined below:

1. Attend the free 90-minute Arkansas Notary Public Seminar.

2. Download the Arkansas Notary Public Handbook. Review the handbook and familiarize yourself with all the proper notary practices, common notary misconceptions, and other terminologies.

3. Complete the application form.

4. Purchase a notary surety bond worth $7,500 from a bond or insurance company.

5. Pay the $20.00 application fee in either check or money order made payable to "Secretary of State".

6. Submit all the required documents to:

Arkansas Secretary of State

Business & Commercial Services

250 Victory Building, 1401 W. Capitol,

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-1094

7. Wait for your Notary Public Certificate/Notary Public Oath forms to be sent by the office of the Secretary of State.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a notary in Arkansas, you have the powers and duties to administer oaths, take acknowledgments, certify affidavits and depositions, and supervise the photocopying of documents and attest the validity of those documents.

Term of Office

An Arkansas Notary Public is entitled for a term of ten (10) years.

Arkansas Notary Fees

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

Acknowledgments

$5.00

Affirmations

$5.00

Taking Depositions

$5.00

Oaths

$5.00

Certifying Photocopies

$5.00

Find a Notary in Arkansas

You can use the Secretary of State's online system in searching for a notary, or you can also find a notary in Arkansas by using FindNotary. You can also lists yourself for free at FindNotary so that people in Arkansas can easily look for you and avail of your notarial services.

Resources:

  1. Arkansas Notary Public Services
  2. Arkansas Notary Public Bond
  3. Arkansas Notary Classes, Training and Handbooks
  4. Arkansas Notary Seals and Supplies

For more information on how to become an Arkansas Notary, visit Arkansas Notary Public's website at http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/BCS/Pages/notaryPublic.aspx. You can also contact them at (501) 682-3409 or go to their office located at 1401 West Capitol, Suite 250, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.

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