How long does a notary commission last? How many years is my notary commission good for? How many years is my term of office as a notary public?
The answer is that it varies from state to state.
An Arizona notary commission is good for 4 years
A California notary commission is good for 4 years.
A Florida notary commission is good for 4 years
An Illinois notary commission is good for 4 years
A Pennsylvania notary commission is good for 4 years
A Texas notary commission is good for 4 years
A Washington state notary commission is good for 4 years
But, some states have an unusually short term of office for notaries like Delaware which is only a 2 year term of office.
Arkansas notaries are commissioned for 10 years.
Louisiana notaries are commissioned for life and have the hardest training program of any state.
Some states have a short term of office, while others have a longer one.
The majority of states have a four year term, but a few have a five, six, seven, or even longer term.
Our forum article below covers even more states and their lengths of notary terms of office.
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