Michigan: Become A Notary: Michigan Notaries are commissioned by the Secretary of State for a 6-year term. An application fee is required.

Michigan Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Be a Michigan resident or maintain a place of business in Michigan;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or possess proof of legal presence;
  • Be able to read and write in the English language;
  • Be a resident in the county in which you request appointment (or maintain a
  • principal place of business if you are an out-of-state applicant);
  • Be free of any felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions, or violations, as specified by law;
  • Have filed with the appropriate county clerk a $10,000 surety bond and taken the oath of office as prescribed by the State Constitution (licensed attorneys in
  • Michigan are not required to file a surety bond);
  • Sign a declaration that all the information on your application is correct, that you have read and understand the laws, and that you will perform all notarial acts faithfully; and
  • Not be imprisoned in any state, county or federal correctional facility.

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