Your One-Stop Shop to Become an Indiana Notary


The American Association of Notaries offers a simple step-by-step guide to become an Indiana notary. With our help, becoming an Indiana notary is easy and hassle-free.

To become an Indiana notary you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Be a resident of the State of Indiana or employed in Indiana

  • Not have been convicted of a crime

  • Not have had a civil ruling made against you for deceit, dishonesty, or fraud

  • Not have served more than six months in jail

How It Works


Obtain an Indiana State Police limited criminal history record

You will need this report when applying online for a notary commission. The American Association of Notaries recommends that you complete this step first before purchasing a notary bond.

Complete an online notary application

All Indiana notary applicants are required to complete an application on the state's website and pay a $75.00 fee, which includes the required notary course, exam, and application fee. Click here to start the application process

Purchase an eight-year, $25,000 Indiana notary bond

The notary bond is required by the state to protect the public against notary errors. Our Indiana notary bonds comes with an eight-year, $5,000 errors and omissions insurance policy at no additional cost to you. Click here to purchase a notary bond.

Complete a notary educational course and pass an exam

All notary applicants are required to complete a notary course and pass an exam  administered by the Indiana Secretary of State. The notary course and the exam are part of the application process and will be available after completing the notary application. 

Purchase an Indiana notary stamp and notary journal

All Indiana notaries are required to purchase a notary stamp and notary journal.  All our Indiana notary supplies conform to Indiana notary laws. Click here to order an Indiana notary stamp.

Email us a copy of your Indiana notary commission certificate

Fax or email a copy of your Indiana notary commission certificate so we can prepare and ship your Indiana notary stamp, record book, and any additional notary supplies that you have ordered.

  1. Obtain an Indiana State Police limited criminal history record.

    This is required by the State for all new and renewal Indiana notaries.  The record is available instantaneously once you pay the $16.32 fee. To start, go to http://www.in.gov/ai/appfiles/isp-lch/, scroll to the bottom of the page, click the acknowledgement box, and click start search.  Login or create a new account, start a new search, and follow the prompts to complete your request.  You will be asked to select the reason for the request. Select option 4: “Is a candidate for public office or a public official. “ Print or save the results to your desktop, as you will need this when applying for a notary commission. If you receive an “unresolved request” message, click here to email INBiz for your next steps.

  2. Order an Indiana eight-year, $25,000 notary bond.

    During the online notary application process, you will be asked to upload a copy of the eight-year, $25,000 Indiana notary bond, which costs only $75. Your Indiana notary bond includes a $5,000 errors and omissions insurance policy for your protection at no extra cost. Click on the "Add to Cart" button below to purchase the bond. Your bond will be emailed to you the same day if you order it before 5:00 P.M. (Central Time).

    Indiana Notary Public Bond

    $75.00
    Eight-year, $25,000 Indiana notary bond via email in one-day
    Included
    Eight-year, $5,000 Indiana errors and omissions insurance policy included at no additional charge
    Your Cost $75.00

  3. Order your Indiana notary supplies from the American Association of Notaries.

    Indiana notary law requires every notary to use a notary seal embosser or an inked notary stamp on every notarial certificate. All our stamps, seals, and record books conform to Indiana notary laws. Select one of the packages below and then click on "Add to Cart."

    Value Package I


    $19.95
    Cosco self-inking rectangular notary stamp - Item #210
    $ 9.95
    Indiana notary record book - Item #702
    $19.00
    Free one-year membership to AAN
    A $19.00 value included with your supply order at no additional cost
    Total Value $48.90
    Your Cost $12.95

    Value Package II


    $19.95
    Indiana self-inking rectangular notary stamp - Item #201
    $ 9.95
    Indiana notary record book - Item #702
    $19.00
    Free one-year membership to AAN
    A $19.00 value included with your supply order at no additional cost
    Total Value $48.90
    Your Cost $12.95

  4. Complete the online notary application and pay the notary application fee.

    Go to the Indiana Secretary of State’s website to start the notary application process. You must pay a non-refundable fee of $75.00 at the end of the application process. The application wizard will guide you step-by-step to help you complete the online notary application. Make sure you have these items ready to upload:

    1. A copy of the Indiana notary bond 
    2. A sample of the signature that you will use each time you notarize a document
    3. Your Indiana State police limited criminal history record

           

          Click here for step-by-step instruction on becoming an Indiana notary

  5. Complete an online notary course and pass a notary exam.

    Once you successfully complete the Indiana notary application, you will be prompted to take a notary course and pass an exam. Both are administered by the Indiana Secretary of State and are included with the notary application fee at no extra cost to you.

  6. Fax or email a copy of your Indiana notary commission certificate to us.

    Once the state emails your Indiana notary commission certificate, please email or fax a copy to 1-800-721-2664 or sales@usnotaries.com so we can prepare and ship your Indiana notary stamp and notary supplies.

Indiana notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company (established 1900). Kal Tabbara is a licensed insurance agent in Indiana.