Idaho Notary information
Contact Information

Office of the Secretary of State
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0080


Appointment and Commissioning

There are certain procedures that must be observed in order to obtain a notary commission from the state
of Idaho. Applying for an Idaho notary commission is a multi-step process. In order to complete the process
successfully, you will have to follow the directions carefully. If you meet all of the requirements for holding the
office, you can begin the application process. After submitting the required documents to the Secretary of State’s
office, you will be notified when the Secretary of State has issued your Certificate of Commission. You will need to
print out your Certificate as proof that your commission has been issued, so that you may purchase your official
notary stamp and journal and be ready to assume your notarial duties. Below are more specific details about the
process of becoming a notary public or renewing a commission.
To become a notary public, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
  • Be a resident of or have a place of employment or place of practice in Idaho
  • Be able to read and write
  • Not be disqualified to receive a commission pursuant to Idaho Code §51-123