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Renewing your Commission has never been easier. All of your State's Contact Information is listed for your reference and review. Scroll down and you will find your State's Qualifications and easy to follow Application Procedures.

Thanks for allowing the Notary Learning Center to help you in renewing your Notary Public commission.

Because the qualifications and requirements are different for each state, use the "Select another State" menu above for information specific to becoming a Notary Public in that State.

Contact Information:

State Contact: Office of the Secretary of State
Appointing Authority: Governor

Secretary of State:
Notary Devision
Secretary of State
230 Washington Street, Room E-018
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Telephone: 317-234-9768


Applicants for the office of notary public must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a legal resident of Indiana (Ind. Code 33-16-2-1 (a))
  • No person convicted of a crime receiving a sentence exceeding six months imprisonment may be a notary public

Term of Office
8 years. A notary public has statewide jurisdiction but may not be compelled to act outside the limits of the county in which he/she resides. (Ind. Code 33-16-1-1)


Notary Education
Notary Education Course - is required

Notary Exam
Required by state law

Study Course
"Notary Public Education Course"
FREE when you purchase a Notary Supply Package at The Notary's Store

$25,000 (Ordered before filing your application)

Seal of Office
Rubber Stamp Seal with reproducible ink required by state law

Notary Journal
Recommended by the Notary Learning Center

E & O insurance
Not required - Errors and Omissions Insurance is recommended for notary protection

Application Procedures

New and Renewing Notary Packages
New and Renewing Notary Packages
Renewing Notary Packages do not come with a notary journal

Our New and Renewal Notary Packages DO NOT include your required $25,000 Indiana Bond. The State of Indiana requires purchasing your notary bond, which you will need to send along with your notary application.

Step 1: Purchase an Indiana $25,000 surety bond

Visit the Notary Rotary store to purchase the $25,000 surety bond required by the state of Indiana. You will need the bond type and bond number when filling in your online application.

Step 2: Submit your Indiana notary public application online

Please visit the Indiana Secretary of State Notary Public web page to fill out the application and take the oath of office through the online feature. Each application requires a $75 fee. Remember, Step 1 you must first go to the Notary Rotary online store to purchase your Indiana $25,000 surety bond.

It is suggested that a notary use one of the following when choosing their official name:

  • Both his/her first and middle names
  • First name with middle initial
  • Initial and middle name along with his/her surname

Once you receive the application and bond form from Notary Rotary, Inc., complete the application according to the provided instructions and prepare to submit the application to the Secretary of State.

Step 3: All applicants must take a notary education course and pass an exam

The Education Course and Exam are available after paying the application fee.

Education Course and exam

Indiana Notary Public Guide

Step 4: Receive your Indiana Notary Commission information and order the remainder of your supplies from The Notary's Store

Please visit The Notary's Store, you will be entering the Indiana section (But the $25,000 Surety Bond Is not included in the Supply Packages.) Included with your bond and application/oath form is a redeemable voucher for a notary errors and omissions insurance policy. We offer a New Notary Supply Package and a Renewing Notary Supply Package which include your required Indiana Notary Seal/Stamp and recommended Indiana Notary Journal, and other needed notary supplies at a special reduced price, but you will need to order your required $25,000 Indiana Notary Bond separately. Indiana law does not require a notary to keep a record of his/her official acts, but it is recommended to do so. A log book or journal will offer an excellent way of recalling past notarial acts. If a notary is called upon to testify in court, a log book or journal may help establish what actually took place. The Indiana Notary Journal was specifically designed for this purpose, and contains many elements not available in other notary journals. To order, enter all required information and scroll down through the page to locate the notary packages, or you can purchase your notary supplies separately. Follow the onscreen instructions through checkout and your supplies will be sent to you as soon as your order is processed, and will be shipped in usually no more than 1 business day. Once you have your official bond be sure to make a copy of the actual bond for your records and you may proceed with step 2.

Once you have all of your paperwork completed and have received your supplies you will be ready to begin your duties as a notary public for the State of Indiana.

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