Your One-Stop Shop to Become a Notary in Washington State
The American Association of Notaries offers a simple step-by-step guide to help you become a notary in Washington State. With our guidance, becoming a Washington notary is easy and hassle free.
To become a notary in Washington State, you must be:
1- At least 18 years old.
2- A citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
3- Able to read, write, and understand the English language.
4- Living in Washington State or have a place of employment or practice in Washington.
Steps to Become a Notary in Washington State
Step 1- Order a notary bond
All Washington State notary applicants are required to provide proof of a four-year, $10,000 notary bond. The cost of the notary bond is only $40. The notary bond and instructions for completing the application process will be available to download immediately on checkout. Click here to order a Washington State notary bond.
Step 2- Sign the Statement and Oath of Office
Sign the Statement and Oath of Office that is attached to the notary bond you receive from us before another notary. The notary will put you under oath and notarize the document. The oath is a pledge that you will uphold the Constitution of the United States and Washington State and perform your duties to the best of your ability.
Step 3- Complete a notary application
You have two options to complete the notary application. You can complete the notary application and upload the notary bond and oath of office on State's website. Or, if you prefer, you can download the notary application and mail it along with the notary bond and oath of office to the State. There is a $40.00 application fee.
Step 4- Order notary supplies
Once approved as a Washington State notary, you need to order a Washington notary stamp and a record book (journal) to authenticate and record your notarial acts. Click here to order a Washington notary stamp and notary record book (journal).
Step 5- Email us a copy of your notary commission certificate.
Fax or email a copy of your Washington State notary commission certificate so we can prepare and ship your Washington notary stamp, record book, and any additional notary supplies you ordered.
Everything You Need to Become a Notary in Washington State
Includes a One-year Membership to AAN
Limited time offer - save up to 40% on notary supplies
|This Washington notary package includes:|
|Four-year, $10,000 Washington notary bond (available for download immediately on checkout)**|
|Trodat self-inking rectangular notary stamp (item # WA125)**|
|Washington notary record book ( journal) (item # WA702)**|
|One-year membership to AAN (a $19 value included with your supply order at no additional cost)|
|Four years of expert support (includes help with notary procedures, name/address updates, and more)|
Your Cost: Only $85.90*
* The Washington Notary Value Package I may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory four-year, $10,000 notary bond for $35.90 plus $7.95 for shipping. The Washington Notary Value Package II may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory four-year, $10,000 notary bond for $53.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. The Washington four-year, $10,000 notary bond may also be purchased separately for $40.00. Discounts and savings apply only to supplies. Prices do not include taxes.
**Required by law.
Washington notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company (established 1900). Kal Tabbara is a licensed insurance agent in Washington.