Become a Montana Notary Public

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Montana Notary Commission Overview

The step-by-step process for becoming a notary public in the state of Montana is detailed below. Once you are ready to shop for supplies, simply visit our store. As a national provider of notary supplies, notary bonds, insurance, and training, has pretty much everything you need to become a Montana notary public.


Montana Notary Supplies Package

This package includes everything you need to become a Montana notary: a 4-year $25,000 Montana notary bond, a self-inking Montana notary stamp, and a notary journal.

How to Become a Notary Public in Montana

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Become a Montana Notary Public

1. Complete 4 hours of state-approved notary training. All state-approved courses will include a certificate of completion, proving that you've completed the education requirement.

2. Take and pass the state exam online. The exam is 50 questions. Once you pass the exam, download the certificate. 

3. Purchase a Montana notary bond. 

4. The oath of office on your bond form must be administered to you by a notary public. Sign your name, and get your signature notarized. 

5. Complete the Notary Commission Application using the Online Portal. You will need to upload your education certificate, exam pass certificate, and notarized bond. Pay the $25 fee.

6. Receive your notary commission. 

7. Buy your Montana notary stamp and notary journal.

Congratulations! You are now a Montana notary public!


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident for at least 30 days
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Required
Bond: $10,000
Application Fee: $25
Eligibility: No felony convictions.
Never had a notary commission revoked.
Other: Complete a certified training course

Secretary of State
PO Box 202801
Helena, Mt 59620-2801

Phone: (406) 444-5379 or (406) 444-1877

To become a notary public in Montana, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States;
  • Be a resident of Montana; or
    • be the spouse or legal dependent of military personnel assigned to active duty in this state;
    • maintain a place of business in the state of Montana that is registered pursuant to Title 35 and meet any applicable business licensing requirements of the local government where the business is located;
    • be regularly employed at an office, business, or facility located within the state of Montana by an employer registered and licensed to do business in this state; or
    • hold a current professional license to practice the profession in Montana issued by an appropriate Montana authority; and
  • Be able to read and write English.