This is an application to become a notary public in the state of Michigan. It is only an application and you cannot act as a Michigan notary public until the application process has been completed and approved and you have received notice of your commission.
How To Become a Notary Public In Michigan and Fill the Application Form
- This form is designed to be partially completed online. If you are unable to do so, you may print it and complete it with a pen.
- Enter your full name as shown on your state-issued driver’s license or identification card.
- Enter any previous names or other names you have used in the past. Check the box if you have not used any other names.
- Enter your driver’s license or government-issued identification card number. Indicate the state of issuance.
- Enter your full address as shown on your state-issued driver’s license or identification card.
- Enter your date of birth.
- Enter your e-mail address or check the box if you do not have one or do not wish to provide one.
- Enter your full business street address or check the box if you do not have one.
- If you are an attorney licensed in the state of Michigan, enter your state bar number. If you are not an attorney, check the box.
- Enter your county of residence. If you work in Michigan and do not live in Michigan, enter the county in which you are employed.
- Enter your home and business phone numbers, or check the boxes if you do not have one or both.
- If you have been convicted of a crime in any state during the past ten years, enter a description. Use additional pages if necessary. If you have not been convicted of a crime, check the box.
- Check whether you have held a notary public commission in Michigan or any other state. Enter your date of commission if you have one.
- If you have ever had a notary public commission suspended, revoked, or cancelled, check the relevant box and enter a description. Use additional pages if necessary. Check the box if you have not had a commission suspended, revoked, or cancelled.
- Enter your name as you wish it to appear on your commission.
- Sign with the name you entered for your commission. Signing affirms that you are over the age of 18, reside or are employed in Michigan, can read and write in English, are not currently incarcerated and have not been incarcerated during the past ten years, understand the Michigan notary public laws, and have completed the application truthfully.
Take the application to your county clerk’s office. You will be required to pay $10.00. The clerk will administer a constitutional oath of office and apply a seal to the application.
Obtain a surety bond in the amount of $10,000. A list of surety bond companies can be found at http://www.michigan.gov/sos. File the bond with your county clerk. If you are a licensed attorney you do not have to obtain a surety bond.
After you have sworn the oath and received the seal and filed the surety bond, mail the completed application with a check or money order for $10.00 payable to
State of Michigan to Office of the Great Seal,
Michigan Department of State, 7064 Crowner Drive, Lansing, MI 48918.
You may not act as a Michigan notary public until you receive your commission. Your commission materials will be mailed to the residence address that you entered on your application.