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State Information for Colorado

Colorado Notary Public Requirements and Information

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Notary Commission Qualifications
Applicants must:
be at least 18 years old;
be a resident of the state of Colorado;
be able to read and write the English language;
not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving dishonesty within 5 years of the date applying;
never have been convicted of a felony; and
never have had a notary commission revoked.

How to Apply to Become a Colorado Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of Colorado Secretary of State: https://www.sos.state.co.us/notary/pages/public/becomeNotary.xhtml

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Education and Exam Required
→New applicants or renewing applicants (commission expired for more than 30 days) must take and complete a notary training course and successfully pass the State of Colorado online Notary Exam before applying for a Colorado Notary License.

Notary Bond Requirement
Not Required

Colorado Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Recordbook Required

Authorized Duties
acknowledgments and proofs;
certify copies;
take depositions and affidavits; and
note protests.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Colorado Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/notary/home.html

Contact Information for the State of Colorado

State Notary Website

State of Colorado Online Notary Handbook

State of Colorado Online Notary Search

Phone Number
(303) 894-2200 - Option #4/P>

Mailing Address
Office of the Secretary of State
Notary Public Division
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80290

Apostille Certification Information

Further Information

This information was compiled by the American Society of Notaries and is subject to change.
Copyright 2018 Last Updated MARCH 2018

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