Renew Your Arkansas Notary
Commission in Just a Few Easy Steps


Avoid the hassle of a lapsed notary commission. Renewing your Arkansas notary commission with us is simple, fast and affordable. Simply follow the steps outlined below to continue your notary work uninterrupted.

To renew your Arkansas notary commission you must:

  • Complete an online notary application and pass a notary exam no more than sixty days before your current notary term expires.
  • Purchase a $7500 Arkansas notary bond.
  • Mail the notary application, notary bond, and a $20.00 fee to the state.
  • Once your notary application is approved, take the oath of office in front of a clerk at the county's recorder of deed and return one copy of the oath of office form to the Arkansas Secretary of state.
  • Purchase a new Arkansas notary stamp.
  1. Order your ten-year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond from the American Association of Notaries.

    All Arkansas notary public applicants are required to provide notary bond information when completing the notary application online at the Arkansas Secretary of State’s website. You are also required to mail a copy of the ten-year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond with the application. The name on the bond must match the name you use to apply for a notary commission. 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. Click on the "Add to Cart" button below to purchase the bond.

    Arkansas Notary Public Bond

    $50.00
    10-Year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond via email in one-day
    Your Cost $50.00
  2. Review the Arkansas notary law

    All Arkansas notary public applicants are required to review and understand the Arkansas notary laws and pass a test administered by the Arkansas Secretary of State. Reading the Arkansas notary manual will help you understand the duties, powers, and prohibited acts and pass the notary exam.

  3. Complete and print the Arkansas notary application on the Arkansas Secretary of State’s website.

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

  4. Take the oath of office before a clerk at the county's recorder of deed.

    Once approved, the state will send you three sets of commissions in the mail. Take them, along with the original notary bond, to the county's recorder of deed. Sign the forms and take the oath of office before a clerk. Return one of the forms to the Secretary of State. The state will mail you an notary identification card.

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

    Arkansas notary law requires that every notary use a black or blue notary seal embosser s 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


    $19.95
    Cosco self-inking notary stamp - Item #210
    $ 9.95
    Arkansas notary record book - Item #702
    $19.00
    Free one-year membership to AAN
    A $19.00 value included with your supply order at no additional cost
    Total Value $48.90
    Your Cost $12.95

    Value Package II


    $19.95
    Trodat self-inking notary stamp - Item #201
    $ 9.95
    Arkansas notary record book - Item #702
    $19.00
    Free one-year membership to AAN
    A $19.00 value included with your supply order at no additional cost
    Total Value $48.90
    Your Cost $12.95
  6. 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 sales@usnotaries.com so we can prepare and ship your Arkansas notary supply package.

Arkansas 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 (established 1900). Kal Tabbara is a licensed insurance agent in Arkansas.