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State Information for Arkansas

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Arkansas Notary Requirements and Information

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Arkansas Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a resident of Arkansas OR a resident of a bordering state OR a non-resident spouse of a U.S. Military member employed or operating a business in the state of Arkansas;
• be able to read and write English.
• be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien;
• have not had a commission revoked within 10 years from the date applying;
• not have been convicted of a felony.

How to Apply to Become an Arkansas Notary
See detailed information on the website of the Arkansas Secretary of State, Business & Commercial Services: https://bcs.sos.arkansas.gov/

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Term of Office
10 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
• Exam required, traditional Notaries.
• Education course and exam required, electronic Notaries.

Notary Bond Requirement
$7,500 Bond Required (10-year term)

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not required.

Notary Seal Requirement
• Ink stamp or embossing seal required, paper notarial acts. Must be photographically reproducible. Blue or black ink only.
• Electronic seal required/specified, electronic notarial acts.

Authorized Duties
• Oaths/affirmations;
• acknowledgments;
• proofs;
• take affidavits and depositions (swear-in witnesses);
• certify (attest) copies;
• execute protests.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Arkansas Secretary of State: https://bcs.sos.arkansas.gov/


Contact Information for the State of Arkansas

Arkansas State Notary Website
https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/business-commercial-services-bcs/notary-public-and-enotary

State of Arkansas Online Notary Search
https://bcs.sos.arkansas.gov/NotarySearch

State of Arkansas Notary FAQs
https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/NotaryPublicFAQ.pdf

Phone Number
(501) 682-3409 OR toll-free (888) 233-0325

Mailing Address
Arkansas Secretary of State
Business & Commercial Services Division
1401 W Capitol Ave, Suite 250
Little Rock, AR 72201


Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(501) 682-5070 OR (501) 682-3409

Further Information
https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/business-commercial-services-bcs/apostille-certification/



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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 August 2020.


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