Washington, DC: Become a Notary: A DC Notary Public is commissioned by the Secretary of the District of Columbia for a 5-year term. An application fee is required.

District of Columbia Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must reside or work in Washington, DC.
  • You must complete notary public training.
  • You must present a notary surety bond or a document showing you have paid a fee to cover the public in the event that you make an error in the performance of your notary duties.

Requirements to become a Notary Public in District of Columbia are subject to change. Visit the District of Columbia Notary Public page for details and updates on becoming a notary in District of Columbia. Additional requirements may apply.