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State Information for North Dakota

North Dakota Notary Public Commission Requirements and Information

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Notary Commission Qualifications
Applicants must:
be at least 18 years old;
be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States;
be a resident of the state of North Dakota or a resident of a state and county that borders North Dakota that extends reciprocity to notaries in North Dakota; and
be able to read and write the English language.

How to Apply
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the North Dakota Secretary of State: http://www.nd.gov/sos/notaryserv/process/how-become.html

Term of Office
6 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

Notary Bond Requirement
$7,500 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp Required
→Seal impression must be photographically reproducible.

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

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the North Dakota Secretary of State: http://www.nd.gov/sos/notaryserv/

Contact Information for the State of North Dakota

State Notary Website

Phone Number
(701) 328-2901
(800) 352-0867 ext. 82901

Mailing Address
Office of the Secretary of State
Administrative/Licensing Division
600 E Boulevard Ave
Department 108
Bismarck, ND 58505

Apostille Certification Information

$10.00 per document

Phone Number
(701) 328-2901

Further Information

This information was compiled by the American Society of Notaries Copyright 2017
Last Updated NOVEMBER 2012

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