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October 22, 2010

Arizona Notary Public Q&A Topics

Arizona Notary Public Q&A

Q. How long does it take to become an Arizona Notary Public?
A. It takes roughly 30-45 days for the entire process

Q. How much does it cost to become an Arizona notary public?
A. The application fee is $25 as of 2011 & 2012, plus there is an $18 bond filing fee.

Q.Can I get a refund after I have sent in my application fees?
A. No, it is not possible to get a refund.

Q. If I’m in themilitary, can I become an AZ Notary Public?
A. If you are in the military, certain officers are federally commissioned to do notary acts for other members of the armed forces.

Q. How many years is an Arizona Notary Public term?
A. Four years. A term beginning May 2nd 2010, will expire on midnight of May 1st 2014.

Q. When do I begin my renewal process?
A. Begin the process within 60 days before your expiration date.

Q. If I don’t begin my renewal process early enough, what can I do?
A. Can expidite the process for a $25 fee resulting in 24-48 hour processing.

Q. Who do I contact to get an apostille?
A. The secretary of state can provide this service for $3 and their address is:
Arizona Secretary of State Attn Notary Department
1700 W. Washington, 7th Floor
Phoenix Arizona, 85007

Q. How do I resign my Arizona notary commission?
A. Send a letter to the governor, and send a copy to the secretary of state’s office as well. You must surrender your Arizona notary seal and journal as well.

Q. How do I file a complaint against an Arizona notary public?
A. Contact the Arizona attorney general’s office for an investigation into your complaint. If the violation was criminal, then contact your local police station.

Q. What type of ID does a signer need for documents relating to real estate?
A. A current driver’s license, passport or government issued identification.