Your One-Stop Shop to Become a Notary in Michigan

The American Association of Notaries offers a simple, step-by-step guide to becoming a notary in Michigan. With our help, becoming a Michigan notary is easy and hassle-free.

To become a notary in Michigan, you must:

  • 1- Be 18 years of age or older.

  • 2- Be a Michigan resident or maintain a place of business in Michigan.

  • 3- Be a U.S. citizen or possess proof of legal presence.

  • 4- Be a resident of, or maintain a principal place of business in, the county where you request your appointment.

  • 5- Read and write in the English language.

  • 6- Be free of any felony convictions within the past ten years. If previously convicted of a felony, the ten-year period includes completion of the sentence for that crime, any term of imprisonment, parole, or probation, and payment of all fines, costs, and assessments.

  • 7- 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.

  • 8- Not be currently serving a term of imprisonment in any state, county, or federal correctional facility.

How to Apply for a Notary Commission in Michigan

If you meet the qualifications listed above to become a notary public in Michigan, follow the steps below to apply for a Michigan notary license.

Step 1- Order a $10,000 Michigan notary bond.

Michigan notary law requires notary applicants to maintain a $10,000 notary bond for the duration of their notary commission term. Our notary bond includes a $10,000 notary errors and omissions insurance policy at no cost to you. Your notary bond will be available for downloading on checkout 24/7. Click here to order a notary bond.

Step 2- Order Michigan notary supplies.

Order a Michigan notary stamp to perform notarial acts. Click here to order a Michigan notary stamp.

Step 3- Complete a Michigan notary application.

Complete a notary application online or offline. We will guide you step-by-step through the notary application process. Click here to start.

Step 4- Take the oath of office at your county clerk's office.

Take the notary bond and the notary application to the county clerk's office. For a $10 - $20 fee, the clerk will file your bond, administer the oath of office, and return the application to you. Click here to find the county clerk’s office where you live.

Step 5- File your notary application with the Department of State.

Once you have fulfilled the filing requirements at the county clerk's office, you must submit your application to the Michigan Department of State and pay a $10 non-refundable processing fee.

Step 6- Send us a copy of your notary commission certificate or card.

Fax or email a copy of your Michigan notary commission certificate or card so we can prepare and ship your Michigan notary stamp, record book, and any additional notary supplies you ordered.

Everything You Need to Become a Notary in Michigan

Only $76.95*
Includes a One-year Membership to AAN

Limited time offer - save up to 40% on notary supplies

This Michigan notary package includes:
$10,000 Michigan notary bond.**
$10,000 Michigan notary errors & omissions insurance policy included at no additional cost.
Trodat self-inking rectangular notary stamp.
One-year membership to the AAN - $19 value at no additional cost.
Four years of expert support.
Your Cost: Only $76.95*

* The Michigan Notary Value Package I may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state $10,000 notary bond for $21.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P101 on the order form. The Michigan Notary Value Package II may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the $10,000 notary bond for $33.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P102 on the order form. The Michigan $10,000 notary bond may also be purchased separately for $55.00. Discounts and savings apply only to supplies.

**Required by law.

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.