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State Information for Michigian

Michigan 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 Michigan or maintain a place of employment in Michigan;
• be a resident within the county applying or for non-residents show proof of employment within the county applying;
• be a U.S. citizen or possess proof of legal residency;
• be able to read and write the English language;
• not have been convicted of two or more misdemeanors violating the Michigan Notary Public Act;
• not have been convicted of a felony within 10 years from the date applying; and
• not be currently imprisoned in any state, county or federal correction facility.

How to Apply
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of Michigan Department of State: http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1638_8736-85757--,00.html

Term of Office
Not less than 6 years and no more than 7 years, expiring on the notary’s birthday.

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

Notary Bond Requirement
$10,000 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required

Notary Seal Requirement
Not Required*
→*If electing to use an official seal, ink stamp is acceptable. Embossing seal may be used ONLY in conjunction with ink stamp.

Authorized Duties
• take acknowledgments and proofs;
• administer oaths and affirmations;
• take verifications upon oath or affirmation; and
• witness or attest signatures.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Michigan Department of State: http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1638_8736-85811--,00.html


Contact Information for the State of Michigan

State Notary Website
http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1638_8736---,00.html

State of Michigan Online Notary Search
http://services.sos.state.mi.us/notarysearch/

State of Michigan Online Notary Information
http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1638_8736-85780--,00.html

Phone Number
(888) 767-6424

Mailing Address
Michigan Department of State
Office of the Great Seal
7064 Crowner Dr
Lansing, MI 48918


Apostille Certification Information

Fees
$1.00 per document

Phone Number
(888) 767-6424

Further Information
http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1638_8734---,00.html

This information was complied by the American Society of Notaries • Copyright 2013
Last Updated AUGUST 2013

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