How to Become an Oklahoma Notary

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In Oklahoma, notary public applications may be submitted online, which is a convenient option for applicants looking to become a notary public in a short amount of time. Applications may also be mailed in to the Oklahoma secretary of state, but this process is less timely. Applicants for the four-year commission must be 18 years of age or older, have a clean criminal record, be a legal citizen of the United States and an Oklahoma resident, or a nonresident of Oklahoma but legally employed within the state.

Things You'll Need

  • $25 new commission application fee
  • $10 new commission filing fee

How to Apply Online

  • Fill out the online Oklahoma notary application at the Oklahoma secretary of state website, or sos.ok.gov. From the homepage, click on "Notary" in the top navigation bar, and in the drop-down menu select "Getting Started." Select the "here" link in the "To submit your application online please click here" sentence. Click "New Commission" to begin the online application.

  • Check your email within two weeks for a welcome package from the Oklahoma secretary of state, if you qualify. The email will contain a Notary Guide and a blank surety bond form, oath of office and loyalty oath form.

  • Purchase a rubber stamp or embosser seal from a stationery store. Your seal must have your full legal name and "notary public."

  • Obtain a $1,000 surety bond from any insurance company or bonding company. Rates will vary by company.

  • Bring your completed surety bond form, oath of office, loyalty oath and a $10 filing fee to your county clerk office. Take the oath of office with the county clerk, who will file your surety bond, oath of office and loyalty oath with the secretary of state.

How to Apply by Mail

  • Print out and complete the notary public application from the Oklahoma secretary of state website, which is located at sos.ok.gov. From the homepage, click on "Notary" in the top navigation bar, and in the drop-down menu select "Getting Started." Click on the "Oklahoma Application for Notary Public Commission" link in the first paragraph.

  • Mail your notary application and a check or money order made out to "Secretary of State" to the Oklahoma secretary of state office.

    Oklahoma Secretary of State

    State Capitol Building

    2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 101

    Oklahoma City OK 73105-4897

  • Check your mail for a welcome package, which will arrive in approximately two weeks if you qualify. The welcome package will contain a Notary Guide and blank surety bond form, oath of office and loyalty oath form.

  • Purchase a rubber stamp or embosser seal from a stationery store. Your seal must have your full legal name and "notary public."

  • Obtain a $1,000 surety bond from any insurance company or bonding company. Rates will vary by company. Bring your completed surety bond form, oath of office, loyalty oath and a $10 filing fee to your county clerk office. Take the oath of office with the county clerk, who will file your surety bond, oath of office and loyalty oath with the secretary of state.

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