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Click here for D.C. Notary Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • Washington, D.C. resident or working in the District
  • Must read, write and understand English
  • No lifetime felony conviction
  • Not had a Notary commission revoked

Become a D.C. Notary in 3 Steps:

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Let The NNA Be Your Guide
Download your step-by-step checklist to help you become a District of Columbia Notary.


Obtain Your Required Bond, Embosser and Supplies

The NNA will provide everything you need to become a Notary in D.C., including your Notary bond, official seal Embosser, journal and supplies. Download your step-by-step checklist to help you become a D.C. Notary.


Complete Your Required Application

Download and complete your District of Columbia Notary Public application. Mail your application, letter of request, along with the fee, to the Office of the Secretary.


Become a D.C. Notary Public

When you receive your official bond and seal embosser, email your Bond Form to immediately after you receive your Appointment Notice and Bond Form. Complete the process of becoming a D.C. Notary by following the directions provided by the D.C. Office of the Secretary.

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