State Information for Utah

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Utah Notary Requirements and Information

Utah Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a U.S citizen or have permanent resident status under Section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act;
• be a resident of the state for 30 days prior to submitting application and must maintain permanent residency thereafter;
• be able to read, write and understand English;
• submit a mandatory background check.

How to Apply to Become a Utah Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Utah Lt. Governor:

Appointing Officer
Lieutenant Governor.

Term of Office
4 year term.

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Exam required; new and renewing Notaries; exam is administered online at

Notary Bond Requirement
$5,000 Bond Required (4-year term). Additional $5,000 bond limits required, Remote Online Notary.

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
• Not required (paper notarial acts). If a Notary maintains a journal for paper notarial acts, it must be chronological, permanently bound, with numbered pages.
• A Remote Online Notary shall keep a secure electronic journal of each remote notarization performed, shall record the information specified in statutes, and shall “include with” the electronic journal an audio and video recording of every remote notarization performed (such recording is neither a public record nor a part of the Remote Online Notary’s journal).

Notary Seal Requirement
• Ink stamp required, paper notarial acts. Ink stamp must contain purple ink, must be photographically reproducible. Embossing seal allowed ONLY in conjunction with ink stamp; embossment must NOT be inked.
• Electronic seal required, electronic notarizations performed by an Online Notary Public. Electronic seal for a remote notarization must be “rendered” (visually appear) in black.

Authorized Duties
• Oaths/affirmations;
• execute jurats;
• acknowledgments;
• witness signatures;
• certify copies.
• A Utah Remote 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 Utah Lt. Governor:

Contact Information for the State of Utah

State of Utah Notary Website

State of Utah Notary FAQs

State of Utah Notary Resources

State of Utah Online Notary Search

Phone Number
(801) 538-1401

Mailing Address
Notary Office
Utah State Capitol
PO Box 142325
350 N State Street, Suite 220
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Apostilles, Certifications and Authentications Information

Phone Number
(801) 538-1041

Further Information

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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 August 2020.

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