Notaries

Application Process


The application process to become a Michigan Notary Public has recently changed.  Please go to the following link to complete your application:  

Becoming a Notary Public

Avoiding Delays

Your signature must match the name that has been printed as your "Commissioned Name." This is the signature that you will use when notarizing documents. This is also the way your name should appear on your Notary Bond!

Surety Bond

You must obtain a surety bond (available through insurance agencies or bonding companies) in the amount of $10,000 and file it with the county clerk where you reside. Do not sign your bond until requested to do so by County Clerk staff. The fee for filing at the county is $10 At that time, the county clerk will also administer an Oath of Office, and verify that you have complied with these requirements by completing the designated area on your completed Notary Public Application. Your original signature must then be placed on the form, agreeing to all conditions stated.

Once you have fulfilled the filing requirements at the county level, you must forward your completed application (with a $10 non-refundable processing fee) to the following address:

Michigan Department of State
Office of the Great Seal
7064 Crowner Boulevard
Lansing, MI 48918

Do not send cash, please send a check or money order payable to the "State of Michigan".

To learn more about being a Notary Public, visit the Secretary of State's page.