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State Information for Washington

Washington Notary Public Commission Requirements and Information

Appointing Officer
Department of Licensing

Notary Commission Qualifications
Applicants must:
be at least 18 years old;
be a resident of Washington or a resident of Oregon or Idaho and be regularly employed in Washington; and
be able to read and write the English language.

How to Apply
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Washington Secretary of State: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/notary/nrequirements.html

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

Notary Bond Requirement
$10,000 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp or Embossing Seal Required
→Seal impression must be photographically reproducible. Stamp ink must be indelible (permanent).

Authorized Duties
take acknowledgments;
administer oaths and affirmations;
take verifications upon oath or affirmation;
certify/attest copies;
witness or attest signatures;
certify the occurrence of an event or that an act has been performed; and
execute protests.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Washington Secretary of State: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/notary/nchange.html


Contact Information for the State of Washington

State Notary Website
http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/notary/index.html

State of Washington Notary Online Search
https://fortress.wa.gov/dol/dolprod/bpdLicenseQuery/

State of Washington Online Notary FAQs
http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/notary/nfaq.html

Phone Number
(360) 664-1550

Mailing Address
Department of Licensing
Notary Public Program
P.O. Box 9027
Olympia, WA 98507-9027


Apostille Certification Information

Fees
$15.00 per document

Phone Number
(360) 725-0344

Further Information
https://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/apostilles/HowtoobtainanApostilleorCertification.aspx

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

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