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State Information for Montana

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Montana Notary Public Commission Requirements

Notary Commission Qualifications
Applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a resident of Montana or employed in Montana;
• Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States;
• be able to read and write English;
• not be disqualified to be commissioned under MCA 1-5-621: https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/title_0010/chapter_0050/part_0060/section_0210/0010-0050-0060-0210.html.

How to Become a Montana Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Montana Secretary of State: https://sosmt.gov/notary/new/

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Exam Required
→ All new applicants (only those that have not had a Montana notary commission or those who have had an expired notary commission for 30 days or more) must take and pass an examination administered by the Secretary of State’s Office or by an entity approved by the Secretary of State.

Notary Bond Requirement
$10,000 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Recordbook Required
→ A notary may keep more than one journal at a time. Both a permanently bound paper journal or a permanent, tamper-evident electronic journal are allowed. If a notarial act is performed utilizing audio/video technology as authorized by statute, the notary must electronically record the act and keep a copy of the recording.

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp Required
→ Blue or black ink specified. Notaries are required to use an ink stamp prescribed by the Secretary of State.

Authorized Duties
• take acknowledgments;
• administer oaths;
• take verifications upon oath or affirmation;
• certify copies;
• witness signatures;
• Certifying transcripts of depositions or affidavits (only for notaries that are knowledgeable of the applicable legal requirements); and
• execute protests (only for notaries that are knowledgeable of the applicable legal requirements).

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Montana Secretary of State: https://sosmt.gov/notary/forms/


Contact Information for the State of Montana

State Notary Website
https://sosmt.gov/notary/

State of Montana Online Notary Handbook
https://sosmt.gov/notary/handbook/

Phone Number
(406) 444-5379

Mailing Address
Montana Secretary of State
Certifications and Notary Services
P.O. Box 202801
Helena, MT 59620-2801


Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(406) 444-1877

Further Information
https://sosmt.gov/notary/apostilles/



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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 July 2018.


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