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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

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.

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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