State Information for Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Notary Requirements and Information

Oklahoma Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a resident of the state of Oklahoma or a resident of a bordering state that is regularly employed within the state of Oklahoma;
• be able to read and write English;
• not have been convicted of a felony.

How to Apply to Become an Oklahoma Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Oklahoma Secretary of State:

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State.

Term of Office
4 year term.

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not required.

Notary Bond Requirement
$1,000 Bond Required (4-year term)

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
• Notaries Public must: 1) maintain records (“a log”) of all absentee ballot affidavits notarized, for at least two years after the date of the election; and 2) maintain records (“a register”) of all protests noted for banks. Records of protests for a bank shall be left in possession of the bank. Otherwise, journaling of notarizations performed for physically present principals is not required.
• Electronic journal and recording/retention of the audio-visual communications session for every remote online notarization are required, Remote Online Notaries.

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

Authorized Duties
• Oaths/affirmations;
• verifications upon oath/affirmation;
• acknowledgments and proofs;
• witness or attest signatures;
• certify/attest copies;
• note protests.
• A Notary Public may also certify that a tangible copy of an electronic record (document) is a true and correct copy of the record. An Oklahoma Online Notary may notarize for a remotely located individual, using communication technology and subject to requirements and limitations in statutes and any administrative rules.

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

Contact Information for the State of Oklahoma

State of Oklahoma Notary Website

State of Oklahoma Notary Guide

State of Oklahoma Notary FAQs

State of Oklahoma Online Notary Search

Phone Number
(405) 521-2516

Mailing Address
Notary Public Services
Secretary of State
421 NW 13th, Suite 210
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(405) 521-4211

Further Information

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