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Become a D.C. Notary

Trusted by commissioning authorities nationwide since 1957, the NNA makes becoming a Notary fast and worry-free.

Become a Notary Public in Washington DC

Three Easy Steps to Become a Washington D.C. Notary

  1. Obtain Your Required Bond, Seal and Supplies: Only the NNA gives you all you need – all in one place​.

  2. Complete Your Washington D.C. Notary Application Online: America’s leader is ready to assist you. 

  3. Comply with D.C. Law: Rely on us to provide everything you need to perform your duties properly.

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How to Become a Notary Public in Washington D.C.

Step 1 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.

Step 2 Complete Your Required Application

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

Step 3 Become a D.C. Notary Public

To receive your official bond and seal embosser, email your appointment notice and bond form to as soon as you receive them. Complete the process of becoming a D.C. Notary by following the directions provided by the D.C. Office of the Secretary.

Let Us Guide You to Becoming a D.C. Notary


The NNA is a great organization. They have some of the best Notary supplies on the market.


Requirements to Become
a D.C. Notary

  • 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


Since 1957, we’ve helped MILLIONS to renew as Notaries,
more than any other organization in America.

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