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Become an Indiana Notary Public

To become a notary public in Indiana, you are now required to process your application online. The Online Notary is part of Indiana Secretary of State's effort to lower costs and improve its services. You are also recommended to read the official Indiana Notary Guide.

An applicant must meet all the requirements to qualify as an Indiana Notary Public. You must be at least 18 year old, a legal resident of Indiana, no major convictions, and able to write and read the English language.

If you meet all the required qualifications, you may proceed with the steps outlined below.

Steps to become an Indiana Notary Public

1. Complete the online application process. In filling out the form, you may use the following formats: first and middle name, first name with middle initial, or initial and middle name with your surname. YOu are not allowed to use initials with both first and middle name (e.g., J.S. Smith).

2. Take the oath of office using the online feature.

3. Obtain a $5000 official bond approved by the Secretary of State.

4. Pay a $5 application fee via credit card, money order, or an IN.gov subscriber account.

Term of Office

A commission term of eight (8) years is given by the Secretary of State to every approved Indiana Notary Public.

Indiana Notary Fees

As an Indiana Notary Public, you may charge $2 for each individual notarization. These are your fees for other notarial acts:

Acknowledgments

$2.00

Jurats

$2.00

Oaths & Affirmations

$2.00

Find a Notary in Indiana

To search for active notaries in Indiana, you can use the Secretary of State's notary public search tool. For a much easier alternative, you can find a notary in Indiana by using FindNotary--the largest directory for notary public, mobile notaries, and notary services for Indiana and the entire United States.

Resources:

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

For more information on how to become an Indiana Notary, visit the Indiana Notary Public website at http://www.in.gov/sos/business/2378.htm. You can also contact them at (317) 232-6531, or visit their office at 200 W. Washington St., Room 201, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

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