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State Information for Iowa

Iowa Notary Public Commission 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 Iowa or a resident of a bordering state that is regularly employed in the state of Iowa; and
not have been disqualified from voting due to the conviction of a felony or have been adjudged mentally incompetent.

How to Apply
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of Iowa Secretary of State: http://sos.iowa.gov/business/FormsAndFees.html#NC9E

Term of Office
3 Year Term (Iowa resident)
1 Year Term (Non-resident)

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

Notary Bond Requirement
Not Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp or Embossing Seal Required

Authorized Duties
take acknowledgments and proofs;
administer oaths and affirmations;
take verifications upon oath or affirmation (jurats);
certify/attest copies;
witness or attest signatures; and
execute protests.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Iowa Secretary of State: http://sos.iowa.gov/business/FormsAndFees.html#NC9E

Contact Information for the State of Iowa

State Notary Website

State of Iowa Online Notary FAQs

State of Iowa Online Notary Search

Phone Number
(515) 281-5204

Mailing Address
Office of the Secretary of State
Notary Public Clerk
Lucan Building, 1st Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319

Apostille Certification Information

$5.00 per document

Phone Number
(515) 281-5204

Further Information

This information was compiled by the American Society of Notaries Copyright 2017
Last Updated MARCH 2013

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