Your One-Stop Shop to Become an Indiana Notary


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

To become a notary in Indiana, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States

  • Be either: a full-time, permanent legal resident of Indiana or primarily employed in Indiana

  • Never have committed an act or omission that demonstrates a deficiency in competence, honesty, integrity, or reliability, including any of the following, found in Indiana Code 33-42-13 

  • Never have been convicted of a crime that would disqualify the notary applicant from holding a public office in the state of Indiana

  • Obtain an Indiana State Police limited criminal history record

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

  • Complete an online notary application on the Indiana Secretary of State's website

  • Pay the $75.00 notary application fee

  • Take an educational notary course, and pass an exam administered by the Indiana Secretary of State

  • Purchase an Indiana notary stamp 

How to Apply For an Indiana Notary Commission


Follow the steps below to apply for a notary commission.

Obtain an Indiana State Police limited criminal history record

You will be asked to upload a copy of this report when applying online for a notary commission on the Secretary of State's website. The American Association of Notaries recommends that you obtain this report before starting the notary application. Click here to obtain the background criminal history report.

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

The notary bond is required by Indiana notary law for all notary applicants to protect the public from notary errors. For your protection, we are including an eight-year, $5,000 errors and omissions insurance policy at no additional cost to you. The cost of the notary bond is $75. Click here to purchase a notary bond.

Complete a web-based notary application

All Indiana notary applicants are required to complete a web-based notary application on the Secretary of State's website and pay a non-refundable application fee of $75.00. This fee includes the cost of  the notary course, the notary exam, and the application filing fee. Click here to start a notary application.

Complete a notary educational course and pass an exam

Indiana notary law requires all notary applicants to take a notary course and pass a notary exam administered by the Indiana Secretary of State. The notary course and the exam are part of the application process and will be available to you after completing the notary application.

Purchase an Indiana notary stamp

Indiana notary law requires you to use a notary stamp to authenticate all notarial acts that you perform. To protect yourself, the AAN strongly recommends  that you use a record book to document all notarial acts that you perform. Click here to order an Indiana notary stamp.

Receive your notary supplies

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

Indiana Notary Value Package I


Everything you need to become an Indiana notary

Only $105.95*
Includes a One-year Membership to AAN

Limited time offer - save up to 40% on notary supplies

This Indiana notary package includes:
Eight-year, $25,000 Indiana notary bond**
Eight-year, $5,000 Indiana notary errors and omissions insurance policy (included at no additional cost to you)
Trodat self-inking rectangular notary stamp (item # IN201)**
Indiana notary record book (item # IN702) **
One-year membership to AAN (a $19.00 value included with your notary supplies order at no additional cost to you)
Eight years of expert support (includes help with notary procedures, name/address updates, and more)
Your Cost: Only $105.95*

*The Indiana Notary Value Package I may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory eight-year, $25,000 notary bond for $30.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P101 on the order form. The Indiana Notary Value Package II may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory eight-year, $25,000 notary bond for $40.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P102 on the order form. The Indiana eight-year, $25,000 notary bond may also be purchased for $75.00. Discounts/savings apply only to notary supplies.

**Required by Indiana notary law.

Six Simple Steps to Become a Notary in Indiana


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

    This is required by Indiana notary law for all new and renewal Indiana notary applicants. Your State Police limited criminal history record can be downloaded once you complete the request online and you pay the $16.32 fee.

    Follow the steps below to obtain the report:

    1. Go to: http://www.in.gov/ai/appfiles/isp-lch/
    2. Log in or create a new account and follow the prompts.
    3. Choose option 4 “Is a candidate for public office or a public official” when asked to select the reason for the request.
    4. Print or save the results to your desktop, as you will need to upload this report when applying for a notary commission.
       

    Important: The limited criminal history record cannot be older than thirty days from the date you complete the application.

  2. Order an eight-year, $25,000 Indiana 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. Our Indiana notary bond includes a $5,000 errors and omissions insurance policy for your protection at no extra cost to you. The notary bond ensures that if you fail to properly perform your duties as an Indiana notary, the bonding company will pay for damages to the injured party up to the policy limit. Save time! No need to wait for days to receive your Indiana notary bond. You can now download the notary bond online in minutes 24/7 upon checkout.

  3. Complete a web-based notary application.

    All Indiana notary applicants are required to complete a web-based notary application on the Secretary of State’s website. To start the notary application process, follow the steps listed below:

    1. Go to the Indiana Secretary of State’s website.
    2. Click on the “Become a Notary” button.
    3. Log in to your account or create an account if you do not have one.
    4. Complete the web-based notary application
    5. Pay a non-refundable filing fee of $75.00 at the end of the application process.
       

    Make sure you have these items ready to upload:

    • A copy of the Indiana notary bond. 
    • A specimen of the signature that you will use each time you notarize a document. (This signature must match your name on the notary application).
    • Your Indiana State police limited criminal history record.
       

    Click here for step-by-step instructions on completing the notary application process on the Secretary of State’s website.

  4. Complete a notary course and pass a notary exam.

    You will be prompted to take the course and the exam once you complete the web-based notary application and pay the application fee. This notary course and exam are administered by the Indiana Secretary of State and are required for all Indiana notary applicants.

  5. Order your Indiana notary supplies.

    Save up to 40% on the same Indiana notary supplies that you may find somewhere else plus receive a free one-year membership in the American Association of Notaries at no additional cost to you (a $19 value). We offer only the highest-quality notary supplies, which comply with Indiana notary law. All our Indiana notary stamps are manufactured in-house, and we stand behind them 100%. All our notary supplies come with a LIFETIME REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE – No questions asked! You have the option to order your notary supplies at the same time you are ordering your notary bond.

  6. Receive your notary supplies.

    Email a copy of your Indiana notary certificate of appointment to sales@usnotaries.com or fax it to 1-713-649-0011 so we can prepare and ship your Indiana 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.