In Arizona if you'd like to be a notary public, you must purchase a $5,000 Notary surety bond, in addition to filling out the application on the Secretary of State's website. When you purchase a bond you will need the original copy with wet signatures, so it'll need to be mailed or picked up in person at our office. The bond does need to be notarized, so you may also consider stopping by in person if you do not have someone who can notarize it for you at your place of business.
How to become a Notary Public
The basic price for a $5,000 Arizona notary bond is $50, but we also offer bonds packaged with Notary Errors & Omissions insurance coverage for the prices listed below. This insurance coverage would come into play in the event of a lawsuit due to mistakes or false claims made as a notary.
Once we provide you with a bond, send that original copy to the Secretary of State with the confirmation sheet printed up from the Secretary of State's website and a $43 check or money order made payable to the "Secretary of State." It will take about 10 days to receive your commission certificate designating you as a notary public. Bring that certificate to an office supply store to order your ink notary stamp and to purchase a notary journal.
You will need to repeat this process every four years.