State Information for Alaska

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Alaska Notary Requirements and Information

Alaska Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a resident of Alaska who is legally in the U.S.; and
• not have been convicted of a felony or incarcerated for a felony within 10 years from the date applying.
• Limited Governmental Notary commissions are only available to Federal, State and Municipal employees.

How to Apply to Become an Alaska Notary
See detailed information on the website of the Alaska Lt. Governor:

Appointing Officer
Lieutenant Governor

Term of Office
• 4 Year Term
• Limited Governmental Notaries’ terms remain in effect only while the notary is employed with the gov’t employer under which the commission was obtained.

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not required; but education is recommended.

Notary Bond Requirement
$2,500 Bond Required (4-year term)

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not required.
• Effective 1-1-21, recordbook (journal) required for Notaries Public performing remote online notarizations; additional requirements apply.

Notary Seal Requirement
• Ink stamp or embossing seal required; ink stamp strongly recommended by Lt. Governor. Must be photographically reproducible. If using an embosser alone as the official seal, the embossment must be inked (seal impression inker). If using an embosser in conjunction with an ink stamp, do NOT ink the embossment.
• Form of electronic seal is subject to regulations that may be adopted by the Lt. Governor.

Authorized Duties
• Oaths/affirmations (jurats);
• acknowledgments and proofs;
• Effective 1-1-21, give a notarial certificate stating that a tangible copy of an electronic record is an accurate copy of the electronic record. * Alaska law also allows Notaries to “attest documents,” although this this is NOT a reference to attesting/certifying document copies.
• Limited governmental Notaries may not notarize for the public; their acts are reserved for official government business only.
• Effective 1-1-21, a Remote Online Notary may notarize for a remotely located individual, using communication technology and subject to requirements and limitations in statutes and any administrative rules.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Alaska’s Lt. Governor:

Contact Information for the State of Alaska

Alaska State Notary Website

State of Alaska Notary Directory

State of Alaska Notary FAQ’s

Phone Number
(907) 465-3509 OR toll-free in Alaska (877) 764-1234

Mailing Address
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Notary Public Office
240 Main Street, Room 301
Juneau, AK 99801

Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(907) 465-3509 OR toll-free in Alaska (877) 764-1234

Further Information

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Information on this page is provided with the understanding that the user is solely responsible for his/her knowledge of notarial law, procedures and practices. The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. All information is subject to change without notice and therefore is provided “as is,” free of warranty of any kind. Last updated January 2022.

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