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 Kansas or a resident of a bordering state that is regularly employed in Kansas.

How to Apply to Become a Kansas Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office:

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Term of Office
4 Year term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Education required – electronic Notaries only.

Notary Bond Requirement
$12,000 Bond Required (4-year term)

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Recordbook Required.*
Effective January 1, 2022 all Kansas notaries are required to maintain a notary journal (recordbook).

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

Authorized Duties
• Oaths/affirmations;
• verification upon oath/affirmation;
• acknowledgments and proofs;
• witness or attest signatures;
• certify or attest copies;
• note protests.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Kansas Secretary of State:

Contact Information for the State of Kansas

State of Kansas Notary Website

State of Kansas Notary Handboook

Phone Number
(785) 296-4564

Kansas Secretary of State
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594

Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(785) 296-4564

Further Information

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