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Notary Public – New Commission or Recommission*

* Commissions are not renewed. You simply re-apply for another 6 year commission by filling out the application form and getting a new bond. You do not need to obtain a new rubber stamp seal if you already have one. You can apply for a new commission up to 90 days prior to your current commission lapsing. We do not send renewal reminders.

Electronic Notary

Beginning July 1, 2017 commissioned notaries may become authorized to perform electronic notarial acts by registering with the Secretary of State. To do so, you must file the Authorization for Electronic Notarization form. In preparing the form, you must select a tamper-evident technology for use in electronic notarization. It is the responsibility of the notary to ensure that the technology is sufficiently tamper-evident, pursuant to 51-120, Idaho Code (2017).

If you are uncertain, or need further information to select your electronic notary technology, please refer to the National Electronic Notary Standards adopted by the National Association of Secretaries of State, for guidance.

For additional information about electronic notaries in Idaho, please read our Electronic Notary FAQ.