Washington: Become A Notary: Washington Notaries are appointed for 4-year term by the Director of Licensing. An application fee is required.

Washington Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be able to read and write English.
  • Be a resident of Washington or live in Idaho or Oregon and work in Washington or do business in Washington.
  • Have a $10,000 surety bond from an insurance company or bonding company.

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