How to become a notary in Michigan

Here’s our step-by-step guide on becoming a Michigan notary.

To become a Michigan notary, a notary applicant must:

1. 18 age

2. You can be a resident of Michigan or have a business place in Michigan.

3. You must be a U.S. citizen, or have proof of legal presence.

4. You must be a resident of the county where you will be applying.

5. Learn English and be able to write.

6. In the past ten year, I have not been convicted of a felony.

7. Not to have been convicted in any three or more misdemeanor offenses that involve a violation of the Michigan Notary Public Act within a period of five years.

8. Not currently be serving a term of imprisonment in any state, county, or federal correctional facility or in the past ten years for a felony or misdemeanor offense in any state

If you meet the above qualifications, you can apply to become a Michigan notary by:

1. Learn and read the notarial laws.Notary Public Act (2003 PA238).

2. You can print a notary request from the Michigan Secretary Of State’s website.

3. Fill in your personal information when completing the notary application.

4. Purchase a $10,000 surety bonds

5. Visit your county clerk’s offices to pay the $10.00 filing fees and to file your $10,000 surety bonds.

6. Send the notary application along with the $10.00 filing fee, to the Michigan Department of State Office of the Great Seal.

7. Waiting to receive your Michigan notary public commissioner card by mail.

How can I start the Michigan notary application process to become a Michigan notary?

Follow the instructions in the previous section to become a Michigan notary.Click here For more information about how to become a Michigan Notary Public, please visit our Michigan law section. You can find more information at theWebsite of the Michigan Secretary-of-State.

How can I renew my Michigan notary license?

Renew your Michigan notary license You must follow the same steps that you did when applying for a Michigan notary commissioner for the first time. To ensure uninterrupted authority, a new application must be filed before the expiration date of the notary commission.

When is it possible to renew my Michigan notary license?

You canRenew your Michigan notary licenseYou can keep your commission active for up to 60 days.

How much does it cost to become a Michigan Notary?

To Be a Michigan notaryYou must buy a $10,000 surety bond. The Michigan Department of State Office of the Great Seal states that the average price for a surety bond is between $50 and $100. To file your surety bonds, the county clerk will require that you pay $10.00 filing fees. Before the Michigan Department of State Office of the Great Seal can process your application and issue the Michigan Notary Public Commission Card, the notary application must include a $10.00 fee. Use of aMichigan notary stampAlthough not required by Michigan law, having one will help you notarize documents faster (prices may vary depending on which notary stamp unit is chosen). For more information, please visit our website.Michigan notary stamps And Michigan notary supplies.

How long does it take to become a Michigan Notary Public?

It takes time to learn and read the notarial laws.Notary Public Act (2003 PA238)You will need to fill out the notary form and submit the surety bond to your county clerk’s. The requirements for each applicant are different. You can then submit the notary form and the filing fee to the Michigan Department of State Office of the Great Seal. The Michigan notary public commission cards will usually be received within 14 business days of the date the notary application is received.

What is the average length of a Michigan notary public commission?

A Michigan notary term must not be shorter than six years, and it cannot last longer than seven years. The applicant’s birthday and the date he/she applies will determine the length of the term. The expiration and effective dates of current Michigan notaries public are shown on their Michigan notary public commission cards. This information can be used to verify when their terms end and begin. You must renew your commission to continue your Michigan notary work after the expiration date. 

Do I need to purchase a Michigan notary stamp? What notary supplies do I need when I become a Michigan notary?

A Notary record bookA journal is sometimes called a record book. It is not mandatory. If you decide to keep a record book, you must maintain the records for at least five year. Michigan does not require that a Michigan notary use a record book.Michigan notary stamp And Michigan notary embosser. The Michigan Department of State Office of the Great Seal states that notarized documents sent outside of Michigan may be required to be certified.Embroidered notary seal. You’ll find that having aMichigan notary stampIt can be more efficient because it can contain some of the information that you will need to print, type or stamp electronically or mechanically when you notarize documents.

How can I order a Michigan notary seal and record book?

To order your Michigan notary, please visit our Michigan page.Michigan notary supplies. All of our notary stamps are manufactured in-house and shipped within one business day.

How do I become a Michigan notary public?

TheWebsite of the Michigan Secretary-of-StateYou can find notary public information as well as rules on their website. You will find the Notary Public Act 2003 PA 238, which you will need in order to become a Michigan notary.

Where To Work As a Notary in Michigan

You can work in many settings as a public notary in Michigan. Whether you decide to work for a law firm, real estate agency or a government job, there are many options available. You can also work for yourself as a mobile notary.

Where To Find Clients in Michigan

We work with notaries all over Michigan to help them find more business and make more money. If you would like to join our notary network, contact us today for more information. We work with notaries in all cities including:

  1. Detroit
  2. Grand Rapids
  3. Warren
  4. Sterling Heights
  5. Ann Arbor
  6. Lansing
  7. Flint
  8. Dearborn
  9. Livonia
  10. Troy
  11. Westland
  12. Farmington Hills
  13. Kalamazoo
  14. Wyoming
  15. Rochester Hills
  16. Southfield
  17. Taylor
  18. Novi
  19. Pontiac
  20. Royal Oak