State Information for Hawaii

Hawaii Notary Public Commission Requirements and Information

Appointing Officer
Attorney General

Notary Commission Qualifications
Applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a resident of the state of Hawaii; and
• be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident alien authorized to work in the U.S.
→A notary commission may be denied due to the applicant’s inability to read, write or speak the English language or on being addicted to, or dependent to narcotic drugs or derivatives of a similar nature.

How to Apply
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General: http://hawaii.gov/ag/notary/quicklinks/forms/

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Exam Required (Exam is a written, closed-book exam with a minimum passing score of 80%.)

Notary Bond Requirement
$1,000 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Recordbook Required*
*Recordbook must be soft-cover, and cannot exceed 11" high and 16.5" wide when fully opened.

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp or Embossing Seal Required

Authorized Duties
• acknowledgments;
• oaths and affirmations;
• witness document signings;
• attest to a document signer's identity;
• note protests;
• certify copies of the notary’s journal records (only).

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General: http://hawaii.gov/ag/notary/quicklinks/forms/


Contact Information for the State of Hawaii

State Notary Website
http://hawaii.gov/ag/notary

State of Hawaii Online Notary Manual
http://hawaii.gov/ag/notary

Phone Number
(808) 586-1216

Mailing Address
Department of the Attorney General
Notary Public Office
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813


Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(808) 586-0255

Further Information
http://hawaii.gov/ltgov/office/apostilles

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

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