How to become a Notary

Go to: Notary Services

  • Complete the online "Notary Application" on the Online Services page under "Notary Services."
  • Print your complete application
  • Obtain a $10,000 surety bond from an insurance agency or bonding company and take it, along with your application, to your county clerk.  
    • Pay the county filing fee of $10.00.  
    • Sign your notary application and bond in front of the clerk at the county.  
    • Take the oath administered by the County Clerk's office.
  • Use Online Services to upload your final application and pay the $10 nonrefundable processing fee by credit/debit card (additional fees will apply) or e-check/bank account number.  Or you can mail the application to the State of Michigan along with your check.  

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