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State Information for Utah

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Utah Notary Requirements and Information

Utah Notary Public Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• Lawfully reside in this state 30 days immediately preceding the filing for notarial commission and maintain permanent residency thereafter.
• Be a U.S citizen or have permanent resident status under Section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
• Be able to read, write, and understand English.
• Submit an application to the Lieutenant Governor’s office containing no significant misstatement or omission of facts.
• Pass an online exam.

How to Apply to Become a Utah Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Utah Lt. Governor: https://notary.utah.gov/qualifications-and-process/

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Appointing Officer
Lieutenant Governor

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Exam Required* (Online exam)
*See the website of the Utah Lt. Governor for information about the exam and for a printable study guide: https://notary.utah.gov/qualifications-and-process/

Notary Bond Requirement
$5,000 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required*
*If a notary maintains a journal, it must be chronological, permanently bound, with numbered pages. Effective 11-1-19, a remote notary shall keep a secure electronic journal of each remote notarization performed, and shall include with the electronic journal an audio and video recording of the performance of every remote notarization performed.

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp Required
*Purple ink specified. Embossing seal may only be used in conjunction with ink stamp; embossed seal impression must NOT be inked.

Authorized Duties
• jurats;
• take acknowledgments;
• signature witnessing;
• copy certifications; and
• take oaths or affirmations.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Utah Lt. Governor: https://notary.utah.gov/resources/

Contact Information for the State of Utah

State Notary Website

State of Utah Notary Study Guide and Handbook

State of Utah Online Notary Search

Phone Number
(801) 538-1041

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

Apostille Certification Information

Further Information

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