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  Requirements for North Dakota Notaries
Commission Term: 6 years
Minimum Age:18 Years
Residency:Have the qualifications of an elector as to age and residence. Reside in a county that borders North Dakota and which is in a state that extends reciprocity.
Seal: Required
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $7,500
Application Fee: $36
Eligibility: Conviction by a court of competent jurisdiction of an offense related to the honesty, integrity, or trustworthiness of the notary which the secretary of state determines would render the notary or notary applicant unfit to serve the public as a notary.
Other: Be able to read and write English

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   Online North Dakota Notary Course
Become a North Dakota Notary Public

As a notary public in the State of North Dakota, you have UNLIMITED financial liability on EVERY document you notarize. If you are a notary for your employer, your employer could also be held liable for your mistakes. All too often people take the office of Notary Public lightly, which is a huge mistake. Even though your state does not require education, it could keep you out of trouble. The North Dakota Online Notary Course is the fastest and easiest way for you to learn what to do and what not to do and how to protect yourself as a notary. Whether you are a new or current notary public in North Dakota, you should spend some time learning the laws. The cost of this course is much less expensive than just 1 hour consulting an attorney.

The North Dakota Online Notary Course includes:
  • 2+ Hours of Streaming Video
  • 3 Months of Unlimited Access
  • Asset Protection Information
  • North Dakota Training Manual (PDF)
  • North Dakota State Handbook (PDF)

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Notay Public SuppliesIn addition to notary training, we also offer ND Notary Supplies. Whether you need a new journal or stamp, or a new notary package, we have what you are looking for.

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   How to Become an North Dakota Notary Public
  1. Complete the Online North Dakota Notary Training Course
  2. To process a notary commission the following needs to be completed and submitted to the Secretary of State:
    • A Notary Application (SFN 11001) in the notary's legal name in which you will be notarizing documents. The application will require the applicant to sign an affidavit of qualification and take an oath of office in front of a commissioned notary public.
      A Notary Bond (SFN 19355) in the penal sum of $7,500.00 (seven thousand five hundred dollars) conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of the office.
    • The $36.00 filing fee must be made payable to the Secretary of State. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are also accepted.
    • If the applicant resides in a county that borders North Dakota and which is in a state that extends reciprocity to a notary public who resides in a border county of North Dakota. An Appointment of Agent (SFN 19369) is required.

When all of the above requirements are complete and correct, the applicant will be issued a certificate of authorization which allows them to obtain a seal/stamp from the vendor of their choice.

After the applicant obtains their seal/stamp, an impression of the seal/stamp must be affixed to the certificate of authorization and returned to the Secretary of State’s office. After the certificate is received, approved, and filed, the Secretary of State will issue an official notary commission.

Under no circumstances may an applicant commence with the duties of the notary public until such time their official commission has been issued by the Secretary of State.

Secretary of State
State of North Dakota
600 E Boulevard Ave Dept 108
Bismarck ND 58505-0500
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