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State Information for Kansas

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Kansas Notary Requirements and Information

Kansas Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a resident of the state of Kansas or a resident of a bordering state and regularly employed in the state of Kansas; and
• not have been convicted of a felony or have had a professional license revoked.

How to Apply to Become a Kansas Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of Kansas Secretary of State: http://www.kssos.org/business/notary_public/become_a_notary.html

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

Notary Bond Requirement
$7,500 Notary Bond Required

Kansas Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp or Embossing Seal Required*

*Seal impression must be photographically reproducible.

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required

Authorized Duties
• take acknowledgments;
• administer oaths and affirmations;
• take verifications upon oath or affirmation;
• certify or attest copies;
• witness or attest signatures; and
• execute protests.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Kansas Secretary of State: http://www.kssos.org/business/business_notary.html

Contact Information for the State of Kansas

State Notary Website

State of Kansas Online Notary Handbook

Phone Number
(785) 296-4564

Mailing Address
Office of the Secretary of State
Notary Clerk
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66612

Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(785) 296-2239

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 June 2019.

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