Become a Michigan Notary

We make it simple to become a notary in Michigan — here are the steps to take to get started:

Steps for becoming a Michigan notary

1. Be sure you meet Michigan requirements.

You must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a Michigan resident or maintain a place of business within Michigan
  • Reside in the county to which you apply or, for out of state applications, apply in the county where the business is located
  • Be a US citizen or have proof of legal residence
  • Be able to write and read English
  • Have no felony convictions in the past 10 years
  • Have not violated the Michigan Notary Public Acts with two or more misdemeanor offenses in the past 12 months while commissioned
  • Have not violated the Michigan Notary Public Acts with three or more misdemeanor offenses in the past 5 years
  • Not be incarcerated in any state, county, or federal correctional facility

2. Fill out our online form.

Get started with our easy to complete online form — you can finish in minutes. This is where you will purchase your $10,000 bond which is part of your notary package. Pay online with our safe checkout page. We make it fast and convenient.

3. Provide your notary bond information to apply online with the state.

Notary of America provides simple instructions for this step, so you can easily apply online at the state's website. As the end of this process, you'll download and print your notary certificate to scan and email to us at We need your notary certificate to manufacture your custom notary stamp.

4. Get commissioned by the state.

Once the state of Michigan has processed your online application and commissioned you to be a notary in Michigan, we send your complete notary package.

We make becoming or renewing your Michigan notary easier than you think. Start the process now and you'll soon be on your way to notarizing.