Michigan

 Notary Service and Bonding Agency, Inc.

Serving over a million notaries since 1940 we have made becoming or renewing as a Michigan notary public fast and easy. We are your primary notarial provider to securely order your notary bond and supplies.

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Important State of Michigan Notary Links:

How to become or renew as a notary in the State of Michigan:

  • Purchase your notary bond, stamp(s) and supplies.
  • Complete your application for Michigan notary public commission.
  • Complete the process with the Michigan Department of State.
  • Provide a copy of your notary public commission appointment card.
Legacy State Id: 
25
Eligibility: 
Be 18 years of age or older.
Be able to read and write the English language.
Be a United States citizen or possess proof of legal presence.
Be a resident of the state of Michigan or maintain a principal place of business in Michigan.
Be free of any felony convictions within the past 10 years.
Not have been convicted of two or more misdemeanor offenses or three or more misdemeanor offenses involving a violation of the Michigan Notary Public Act within a 5 year period.
For a non-resident, demonstrate that his or her principal place of business is located in the county in which he or she requests appointment.
Provisions: 
Notary Term
A 6 to 7 year period ending on the notary’s birthday. The term is not less than six nor more than seven years from the date of appointment.
Notary Bond
Required. A $10,000 bond is required for new and renewing notaries. The bond must be filed at the office of the county clerk in the county where the notary will be appointed. Licensed attorneys in good standing with the State of Michigan are not required to file a surety bond with the county clerk; however, the state bar number must be included on the application for verification.
Errors & Omissions Insurance
Optional. Notary Service and Bonding Agency, Inc. strongly recommends that Michigan notaries insure themselves against claims of negligence.
Notary Stamp/Notary Seal
None required. A notary public may use a stamp that includes the notary’s commission name, “Notary Public, State of Michigan, County of ______,” “My commission expires________,” and “Acting in the County of _______.” An embosser alone or any other method that cannot be reproduced shall not be used.
Notary Public Recording Journal
Not required. Strongly recommended by The Office of the Great Seal and Notary Service and Bonding Agency, Inc. to keep a notary journal to record the signer's name, signature, identification, date and other pertinent information that a Michigan notary performs.
Education/Testing
Before performing a notarial act, Michigan notaries are required to read the current statutes that regulate notarial acts.
State Filing Fee
A $10.00 state filing fee is required for new notary applications.
Notary Commission Renewal
A notary may apply 60 days before the expiration of his or her current commission by completing a new application form. In the case of an attorney appointed notary public, the Office of the Great Seal will send to the notary, at least 90 days before the commission expires, a reappointment application, which has to be certified by the state bar of Michigan to verify that the notary is still a member in good standing.
Non-Residents of Michigan
Permitted. Non-residents must maintain a place of business in the county of appointment. A person who does not reside in the state of Michigan must demonstrate that his principal place of business is located in the county in which he requests appointment and indicate that he is engaged in an activity in which he is likely to be required to perform notarial acts.
Jurisdiction
Statewide.
State of Michigan Phone Number
1-888-767-642
State of Michigan Mailing Address
Michigan Department of State, Office of the Great Seal, 7064 Crowner Dr., Lansing, MI 48918
State of Michigan Change of Name
http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1638_8736-85811--,00.htm
State of Michigan Change of Address
http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1638_8736-85811--,00.htm
State of Michigan Change of Eligibility Status
http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1638_8736-85811--,00.htm
State of Michigan Notary Website
http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1638_8736---,00.html
State of Michigan Notary Information
http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1638_8736-85780--,00.html
Steps: 
Place your order for your new or renewal notary bond package.

Online Ordering: Proceed back to the secure shopping store to complete your order.

Fax / Email / Mail Ordering:

  • Continue here to complete and print the new or renewal notary bond package order form.

Fax: 1-800-637-5992
Email: [email protected]
Mail: 
Notary Service and Bonding Agency, Inc., 
550 Hulet Drive, Suite 105
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

We will process your new or renewal notary bond package order and directly mail you the following:
  • Notary bond.
  • Notary errors & omissions policy (if ordered).
  • Power of attorney form.
  • Commission expiration date stamp (if ordered) will be processed once we receive the information on the notary public commission appointment card from you (see step 5).
File your notary bond with the county clerk's office. You will have 90 days from the date of the notary bond to file your notary bond with the county clerk’s office. Please do not delay!

Once you receive your notary bond in the mail from us you must file it with your county clerk's office. You will have 90 days from the date of the notary bond to file your notary bond with the county clerk's office. You must appear in person at the county clerk of the county which you reside. If you are a non-resident of Michigan, you must file in your county of employment.

You will be required to pay the county clerk’s statutory filing fee; this fee varies in each county. When at the county clerk's office the county clerk will administer an oath of office and verify that you have completed these requirements by completing the designated areas on your completed notary public application for notary public commission. Your original signature must then be placed on the notary public application for notary public commission. Be sure to ask your county clerk for a receipt to keep for your records. Note: If you fail to file your notary bond within the 90 days a $25.00 fee will be required to reproduce a replacement notary bond.

Forward the completed notary application to the Michigan Department of State.

Once you have finished the filing requirements at the county clerk's office, you must forward your completed application for notary public commission with a ($10.00 non-refundable processing fee) to the following address:

Michigan Department of State 
Office of the Great Seal 
7064 Crowner Blvd. 
Lansing, MI 48918

Send only a check or money order payable to the "State of Michigan". The Michigan Department of State will review your application for notary public commission.

When your application for notary public commission is approved you will be issued a notary public commission appointment card in the mail. You can expect to receive your notary public commission appointment card in approximately 2 to 3 weeks. If the application for notary public commission is not approved you will receive a denial letter in the mail.

Once you receive your notary public commission appointment card from the State of Michigan by mail, you must call, fax or email us the information on the card so that we can order your expiration date stamp. Please do not delay!

Phone: 1-800-366-8279
Fax: 1-800-637-5992
Email: state[email protected]m

Once we receive the information on the notary public commission appointment card from you we will immediately order your commission expiration date stamp. Please allow 4 to 7 business days to receive your commission expiration date stamp due to the fact that it needs to be personalized and manufactured.

You are now authorized to begin your notarial duties.

Once you receive your notary public commission appointment card in the mail you will be authorized to begin your duties as a notary public for the State of Michigan.


  Michigan Notary Public Request for Duplicate/Notice of Change form:

If you legally change your name, residence and/or business address after you have been commissioned as a notary public; you must immediately notify the Office of the Great Seal by submitting a completed Request for Duplicate/Notice of Change form. There is no need to reapply, and there is no charge to correct records.

If you certificate has been lost or destroyed and you would like to replace it, you may request a duplicate by submitting a completed Request for Duplicate/Notice of Change form to the Office of the Great Seal with a $10.00 processing fee. Payments accepted are a check or money order payable to the State of Michigan.

Fax or mail completed form to:
Fax: 1-517-241-1820 
Mail: Michigan Department of State, Office of the Great Seal, 7064 Crowner Blvd., Lansing, MI 48918 
State Bond Terms: 
6-7 Years Term / $10,000 Bond
State Stamp / Seal Requirements: 
Not Required but Strongly Recommended.
Public Records URL: 
http://www.publiclibraries.com/records/michigan.htm
State Store Name: 
Notary Service and Bonding Agency, Inc.
Allow Faxed Applications: 
Allowed

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