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

North Dakota Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age;
  • You must be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States;
  • You must be a resident of North Dakota, work in North Dakota or reside in a county bordering North Dakota and in a state that extends reciprocity to a notary public who resides in a border county.
  • You must be able to read and write in English.
  • You must not be disqualified to receive a commission under section 44-06.1-21

Pass the course of instruction described in this Article, unless the person is a licensed member of the North Dakota State Bar.

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