The Secretary of State’s office has prepared a comprehensive guide to assist individuals pursuing or renewing a notary commission.
Check the guide for information on topics including:
- Bond requirements
- Prohibited notarial acts
- Disciplinary action
- Allowable notarial acts
- Payment information
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a first-time applicant, keep track of all your notary resources and requirements.
Get A Copy
Obtain a copy of your notary public commission certificate by adding your commission to your INBiz account and selecting “Edit License” from the dashboard.
File A Complaint
Lodge a complaint against a notary public.
Perform a search for an Indiana notary.
Application and commission revision fees can be made using Mastercard or Visa credit cards. Credit card payments will be charged a convenience fee.
- Notary Application Fee: $75.00
- Commission Revision Fee: $8.67
Note: All application fees are nonrefundable.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Add My Notary Public Commission To The Dashboard?
You can do this by logging in to your INBiz account, navigating to the “Online Services” screen, and selecting the “Add Your License” option under the “Professional Licensing Agency” section.
Once your commission is linked to your dashboard, you will be able to view basic information about your commission such as status and commission number. Several other options will be available under the Edit License link, such as:
- Update Mailing Address
- Renew your commission (if within 90 days of expiration)
- Order a copy of your commission
- Make changes to your commission
Notary Seal Requirements
WHAT ARE THE NOTARY SEAL REQUIREMENTS?
All notaries must use a seal that includes the following requirements:
The words “notary public”
The words “State of Indiana”
The word “seal”
The name of the notary public exactly as it appears on the individual’s commission certificate
The words “commission number” followed by the commission number of the notary public
The words “My commission expires” followed by the expiration date of the notary public’s commission
Example of a correct notary seal:
Example of a correct notary signature/jurat
(every notarized document should contain this):
Note: The Secretary of State’s office does not provide or sell notary stamps or seals, nor can the office recommend where to obtain supplies, training or bonds. Seals and stamps can be purchased at retail stores or through notary supply vendors.
Can I Have A Freehold Bond For My Notary Commission?
As of July 2018, all notaries must maintain a surety bond of at least $25,000. More information is available in the notary guide.