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Become a Kansas Notary Public

The Kansas Secretary of State requires that an applicant for notary public in Kansas must be at the age of 18 or above, a legal resident of the state of Kansas, or employed therein but resides in a bordering state, and should not have any record of felony conviction.

To become familiar with all the notary procedures, it is recommended that you review the Kansas Notary Public Handbook.

If you meet all the qualifications required by the Secretary of State, you can then proceed to follow the steps provided below.

Steps to become a Kansas Notary Public

1. Complete the Notary Public Appointment Form. Read and follow the instructions carefully.

2. Obtain a $7,500 surety bond from an insurance or bonding company.

3. Pay the notary application filing fee of $25.00 via check made payable to "Secretary of State".

4. Get a notary stamp that contains your name and the words "Notary Public" and "State of Kansas". You may leave the expiration date blank. Using your notary stamp, affix your seal to the application form.

5. In front of a notary public, take your oath of office. The notary public must also sign and affix his/her seal to your application form.

6. Send all documents and applicable fees to:

Office of Secretary of State

Notary Clerk

Memorial Hall, 1st Floor

120 S.W. 10th Ave.

Topeka, KS 66612-1594

7. If accepted and approved, the Secretary of State will mail your certificate, wallet and a copy of the Kansas Notary Public Handbook.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under Kansas law, a notary public in Kansas is given authority by the State to perform notarial acts, which includes taking acknowledgements, administering oaths and affirmations, taking verification upon oath or affirmation, witnessing or attesting a signature, and any other notarial services permitted by law.

Term of Office

The Kansas Secretary of State grants each of the appointed notary public a term of four (4) years.

Kansas Notary Fees

As a Kansas Notary Public, there is no set fee to follow in charging for notary services. You may charge reasonably for your notarial acts.

Acknowledgment

No set fee

Jurat

No set fee

Oath

No set fee

Affirmation

No set fee

Protest

No set fee

Find a Notary in Kansas

If you need to find a notary in Kansas, you can use FindNotary. We have the largest directory for notary public, mobile notaries, and notary services for Kansas and the entire United States.

Resources:

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

For more information on how to become a Kansas Notary, visit the Kansas Notary Public website at http://www.kssos.org/business/business_notary.html. You can also contact them at (785) 296-4564, or visit their office at Memorial Hall, 1st Floor, 120 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66612.

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