Everything You Need to Become a Michigan Notary, All in One Place

Welcome to the American Association of Notaries. Since 1994, we've helped hundreds of thousands of people in Michigan and across the country become notaries. With our guidance and expertise, you will become a skilled Michigan notary capable of providing accurate and efficient notarial services.
That is our mission.

The American Association of Notaries is the only
source you need to become a Michigan notary.
We can assist you with:

Notary Training -
We teach you how to perform your notarial duties according to notary law, which will reduce your liability.

Michigan Notary Bonds and Insurance -
To protect the public and you!

High Quality Michigan Notary Stamps and Notary Supplies -
Save up to 40% on the same notary stamp you would find elsewhere!

The Michigan Notary Application Process -
Simple, cost effective, and worry-free!

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Notary Stamps

Our notary stamps conform to Michigan notary law requirements and are manufactured in house using only the highest-quality materials.

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Notary Seals

All of our Michigan notary seal embossers are laser engraved and require minimal effort to produce sharp raised notary seal impressions.

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Notary Supplies

The AAN is one of the nation's top providers of quality notary supplies. We offer a lifetime warranty on all of our notary supplies.

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Notary Books

Our notary journals are easy to use and conform to Michigan notary laws. Every notary supplies order includes a free e-notary guide.


Informational Michigan Notary Articles

Find a Notary Near Me in Michigan

If you need to have a document notarized in Michigan, it can be challenging to find a notary public. Notaries are found in a variety of places, but it can be difficult to know where to start. In this guide, we'll provide tips and tricks for finding a notary in Michigan, so you can get your important documents notarized quickly and easily. From searching online directories to checking with friends and family, we'll cover all the bases to help you find a reliable notary public in Michigan.

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How to Become a Michigan Notary:

Michigan has few eligibility requirements to become a notary compared to other states. The process is simple and affordable (from $55.00). To become a notary in Michigan, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be a Michigan resident or maintain a place of business in Michigan
  • Be a U.S. citizen or possess proof of legal presence.
  • Be a resident or maintain a principal place of business (non-Michigan residents) in the county in which you request your appointment.
  • Read and write in the English language.
  • Have filed with the appropriate county clerk a proper surety bond for $10,000 and taken the oath of office as prescribed by the state constitution (Michigan licensed attorneys are exempt).
  • Have not been convicted of two (2) or more misdemeanor offenses involving a violation of the Michigan Notary Public Act within 12 months while commissioned, or three (3) or more misdemeanor offenses involving a violation of this act within five years regardless of being commissioned.

If you meet these qualification requirements, follow the steps below to become a Michigan notary:

  1. Order a $10,000 Michigan notary bond. All Michigan notary applicants (except for Michigan licensed attorneys) must maintain a $10,000 notary bond for the duration of their Michigan notary commission. Click here to purchase a notary bond.

  2. Order Michigan notary supplies. For faster service, order your notary supplies while you purchase a notary bond. Click here to order a Michigan notary stamp.

  3. Complete a Michigan notary application. Complete a notary application online or offline. Click here to order the notary bond and download instructions on completing the notary application.

  4. Take the oath of office at your county clerk's office. File the bond and swear an oath of office with the county clerk in the county where you will be appointed. 

  5. File your completed application with the Michigan Department of State. Submit your application to the Michigan Department of State. Click here to start the notary application process.

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Michigan 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 Michigan.