Renew Your Notary Commission in Arkansas
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 notary commission in Arkansas, you must:

  • 1- Review the notary law concerning notaries public in Arkansas and understand the duties of an Arkansas notary public.

  • 2- Pass an open book exam on the Arkansas Secretary of State's website.

  • 3- Purchase a ten-year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond. The cost of the notary bond is $50.

  • 4- Complete a web-based notary renewal application on the Secretary of State's website within sixty days of your notary commission expiration date.

  • 5- Mail the notarized renewal application, the notary bond, and a $20.00 application fee to the Arkansas Secretary of State.

  • 6- Visit your county's recorder of deeds to get sworn in and to sign the oath of commission certificates in front of the circuit or county clerk.

  • 7- Return the signed oath of commission certificate to the Secretary of State to receive your Arkansas renewal notary commission.

  • 8- Purchase a notary stamp when approved as an Arkansas notary.

Everything You Need to Renew Your Notary Commission in Arkansas

Only $69.95*
Includes a One-year Membership to AAN

Limited time offer - save up to 40% on notary supplies

This Arkansas notary renewal package includes:
Ten-year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond ($50)**
Trodat self-inking round notary stamp (item # AR210)**
One-year membership to AAN (a $19 value included with your supply order at no additional cost)
Ten years of expert support (includes help with notary procedures, name/address updates, and more)
Your Cost: Only $69.95*

* The  Arkansas Notary Renewal Package I may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory ten-year, $7,500 notary bond for $19.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P103 on the order form. The Arkansas Notary Renewal Package II may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory ten-year, $7,500 notary bond for $29.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P104 on the order form. The Arkansas ten-year, $7,500 notary bond may also be purchased separately for $50. Discounts and savings apply only to supplies.

**Required by law

How to Renew Your Notary Commission in Arkansas

  1. Order a ten-year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond.

    The notary bond is required by the State for all notary applicants. During the notary renewal application process on the Arkansas Secretary of State's website, you will be asked to enter the notary bond number, the bonding company name, and the notary bond issue date and effective date. We will provide you with the notary bond information you need to complete the notary application on the State's website. Save time! No need to wait for days to receive your Arkansas notary bond. You can now order and download the notary bond instantly upon checkout. The cost of the notary bond is only $50.

  2. Review the Arkansas notary law

    All Arkansas notary public applicants are required to review and understand the Arkansas notary laws and pass a notary exam administered by the Arkansas Secretary of State. Reading the Arkansas Notary Public & eNotary Handbook  will help you understand the duties and powers of an Arkansas notary as well as the prohibited notarial acts. The handbook will also equip you with the knowledge to pass the open-book notary exam administered by the Arkansas Secretary of State.

  3. Complete the Arkansas notary renewal application

    The Secretary of State requires all Arkansas notary applicants to complete a web-based notary application on their website. The renewal notary application cannot be submitted online. You need to print and mail the notary application with a copy of the notary bond and a $20 application fee. Once you purchase the notary bond, follow the steps below to start the notary renewal application:

    1. Go to the Arkansas Secretary of State’s website.
    2. Click on “Create an account” or log in to your account.
    3. Click on the “Notary” tab in the menu on the top and select “Notary Registration.”
    4. Take the notary exam administered by the Arkansas Secretary of State.
    5. Complete and print the Arkansas notary application.
    6. Sign the affidavit section of the application before a notary public.
    7. Mail the completed notary renewal application, the notary bond that you downloaded on our website, and the $20.00 filing fee to the State.
  4. Take the oath of office before a clerk at the county's recorder of deeds.

    Two to four weeks after you mail in your notary application, the State will send you two sets of oath of commission certificates in the mail. Take them, along with the original notary bond, to the county's recorder of deeds in your county of commission. Sign the forms and take the oath of office before a clerk. There will be a separate fee paid to the county for this filing. Return one of the signed oath of commission certificates to the Secretary of State's Office. The state will then mail you a notary identification card and certificate of commission. Your commission is not valid until you file the completed oath of commission with both the county recorder of deeds and the Secretary of State.

  5. Order your Arkansas notary renewal supplies.

    Save up to 40% on the same Arkansas notary supplies that you may find somewhere else plus receive a free one-year membership in the American Association of Notaries at no additional cost (a $19 value). We offer only the highest-quality products, which comply with all Arkansas legal requirements for notaries. All our Arkansas notary stamps are manufactured in-house, and we stand behind them 100%. All our notary supplies come with a LIFETIME REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE – no questions asked!

  6. Receive your notary supplies.

    Email a copy of your Arkansas notary certificate of commission to or fax it to 1-713-649-0011 so we can prepare and ship your Arkansas notary supplies.

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.