State Information for Arkansas

Arkansas Notary Public Commission Requirements and Information

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Notary Commission Qualifications
Applicants must:
be at least 18 years old;
be a legal resident of Arkansas or resident of an adjoining state that is regularly employed in Arkansas;
be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien;
be able to read and write the English language; and
not have had a notary commission revoked within 10 years from the date applying.

How to Apply
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Arkansas Secretary of State: http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/BCS/Pages/notaryPublic.aspx

Term of Office
10 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

Notary Bond Requirement
$7,500 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp or Embossing Seal Required
→Seal impression must be photographically reproducible.

Authorized Duties
take acknowledgments and proofs (deeds);
administer oaths and affirmations;
certify copies;
take affidavits and depositions (swear-in witnesses); and
execute protests.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Arkansas Secretary of State: http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/BCS/Pages/notaryPublic.aspx


Contact Information for the State of Arkansas

State Notary Website
http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/BCS/Pages/notaryPublic.aspx

State of Arkansas Online Notary Handbook
http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/BCS/Documents/Notary%20Public/2011_Notary_Handbook.pdf

State of Arkansas Online Notary Search
http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/corps/notary/index.php

Phone Number
(501) 682-3409
(888) 233-0325

Mailing Address
Secretary of State
Business and Commercial Services
State Capitol, Room 256
Little Rock, AR 72201-1094


Apostille Certification Information

Fees
$10.00 per document

Phone Number
(501) 682-3409

Further Information
http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/BCS/Pages/apostilleCertification.aspx

This information was complied by the American Society of Notaries Copyright 2013
Last Updated MARCH 2013

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