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Become an Arkansas Notary Public

The Fast and Easy Way to Become an Arkansas Notary Public
from $50.00 for a 10-Year Notary Term.

Become an Arkansas notary public

Becoming an Arkansas Notary Public is as easy as 1-2-3!

To Become an Arkansas Notary

you must be able to answer "yes" to all of the following questions:

  • Are you 18 years old or older?
  • Are you a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident?
  • Are you a legal resident of Arkansas or of an adjoining state and employed in Arkansas?
  • Can you read and write English?
  • Have you not been convicted of a felony and not had a notary commission revoked during the past 10 years?

If you have answered yes to all of the above, just follow these five simple steps to start the application process.
You will receive everything that is required to become an Arkansas Notary Public.

Step 1:

Order your 10-year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond from the American Association of Notaries.

Click on the “Add to Cart” button below to purchase the bond. It is a state requirement that all new Arkansas notary public applicants provide a 10-year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond. The cost of the 10-year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond is only $50. The name you use to purchase the bond must be the same name you use to apply for a notary commission. Select a future bond date to allow enough time for your application to be received by the Arkansas Secretary of State. To speed up the notary application commissioning process, we will email you the bond with complete instructions the same day if you order it before 12:00 noon C.T.

Notary Public Bond
10-Year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond via email in 1-day $50.00
Your Cost: $50.00
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Step 2:

Order your Arkansas notary supplies from the American Association of Notaries.

Arkansas notary law requires every notary to use an embosser seal or any colored inked stamp as long as the notary stamp impression can be reproduced under photographic methods. All of our Arkansas notary stamps, seals, and record books are made in-house, come with a lifetime replacement guarantee, and comply with Arkansas notary laws. Select one of the complete Arkansas notary supply packages from below and then click on the "add to cart" button.

Value Package I
Arkansas notary self-inking rectangular stamp - Item #201 $25.95
Free 1-year membership to AAN – A $19.00 value included with supply order at no additional cost $19.00
Value Package II
Arkansas notary self-inking rectangular stamp - Item #201 $25.95
Arkansas notary record book - Item #702 $8.95
Free 1-year membership to AAN – A $19.00 value included with supply order at no additional cost $19.00
A Total Value of: $44.95
Your Cost: $18.95
A Total Value of: $53.90
Your Cost: $26.95
Add to Cart
Add to Cart

Step 3:

Complete and print the Arkansas notary application on the SOS website.

Follow these steps to complete the notary application:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Create an account”
  3. Login to your account using the user ID and password that you created in step 3
  4. Click on the “Notary” tab in the menu on the top and select “Notary Registration”
  5. Follow the step-by-step instructions listed on the website to complete the application
  6. Print the application
  7. Complete and sign the affidavit section of the application before a notary public
  8. Mail the completed application, the bond, and $20.00 filing fee to the State.

Step 4:

Take the oath of office to the circuit clerk's office of your county.

The Secretary of State's office will mail you the Oath of Office forms that you need to take to the county clerk's office in your residence county to administer your oath. You have 30 days from the time you receive your oath forms to complete this process and return the signed Oath of Office to the Secretary of State's office. You are not recognized as a notary until you receive your notary commission certificate from the state.

Step 5:

Fax or email us a copy of your Arkansas notary commission certificate.

Once you are approved as an Arkansas notary, email or fax a copy of your Arkansas notary commission certificate to 1-800-721-2664 or to so we can prepare and ship your Arkansas notary supply package.


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Notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company, Universal Surety of America, or Surety Bonding Company of America, which are subsidiaries of CNA Surety. American Association of Notaries, is owned by Kal Tabbara, licensed insurance agent.