Iowa: Become a Notary: An Iowa Notary Public is commissioned by the Secretary of State for a 3-year term for an Iowa resident or a 1-year term for a non-resident. An application fee is required.

Iowa Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must be an Iowa resident or a resident of a bordering state with your place of business in Iowa.
  • You may not qualify if you have ever had your notary commission revoked.
  • You may not qualify if you are disqualifed from voting due to being adjudged mentally incompetent to vote or convicted of a felony.

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