Your One-Stop Shop to Become a Texas Notary


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

To become a notary in Texas, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Be a legal resident of the State of Texas

  • Have no criminal convictions or felonies

  • Provide a four-year, $10,000 Texas notary bond

  • Complete a notary application approved by the Texas Secretary of State

  • Pay a $21 state filing fee

  • Take the oath of office, which will be mailed or emailed to you by the Texas Secretary of State

  • Purchase a notary stamp and a notary record book

Steps to Become a Notary in Texas


Follow the steps below to apply for a notary commission.

Complete the notary application

Our Texas notary application wizard will guide you step by step to complete the notary application online, order the notary bond, notary supplies, and pay the state filing fee.

E-sign the notary application

E-signing the notary application eliminates the need to mail, fax, or email your notary application. Once you check out, we will download your e-signed notary application and file it with the Texas Secretary of State.

Purchase notary supplies and a notary bond

All Texas notary applicants are required to provide proof of a four-year, $10,000 notary bond. The cost of the bond is $50.  At a minimum, a Texas notary is required to have a notary stamp and a notary record book to perform his or her notarial duties.

Mail, fax, or email your Texas notary application

Mail us a copy of the notary application to file it electronically with the Texas Secretary of State. Disregard this step if you e-signed the notary application. Allow 10-21 working days for the state to approve your application.

Everything You Need to Become a Notary in Texas


Only $95.95*
Includes a One-year Membership to AAN

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

This Texas notary package includes:
Four-year, $10,000 Texas notary bond**
State filing fee**
Trodat self-inking rectangular notary stamp (item # TX201)**
Texas notary record book (item # TX702) **
Texas notary public manual (emailed to you in PDF format)
Notary fee schedule
One-year membership to AAN (a $19 value included with your supply order at no additional cost)
Four years of expert support (includes help with notary procedures, name/address updates, and more)
Your Cost: Only $95.95*

*Texas Notary Value Package I can be purchased separately at the same net savings without the four-year, $10,000 notary bond for $45.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P101 on the order form. Texas Notary Value Package II can be purchased separately at the same net savings without the bond for $59.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P102 on the order form. The Texas four-year, $10,000 notary bond can also be purchased without the notary supplies or the state filing fee for $50. Discounts apply only to notary supplies. 

**Required by Texas notary law.

New! Paperless Online Application to Become a Notary in Texas


Our paperless notary application wizard will guide you step by step to complete and e-sign your Texas notary application online with a click of your mouse. This efficient, paperless process will eliminate the need to print, scan, mail, fax, or email your Texas notary application. You may choose to apply online or offline. Either way, we make it fast and easy for you to become a Texas notary public.

Why Complete Your Texas Notary Application Online?


Speed -

Your Texas notary application will be approved faster, which means you'll get your notary commission sooner!

Accuracy -

The Texas Secretary of State will use your information exactly as you type it. You will not have to worry about someone else making a mistake while completing your notary application.

Tracking -

You will be able to track the status of your notary application online, and you will receive notifications regarding the status of your application.

Payment options -

You will have the choice of paying for your notary application online using a credit card, or you can pay by check.

Security -

Your personal information is encrypted for your security and privacy.  Please view our privacy policy.

Multiple applicants -

Ideal for businesses! Unlike other websites, we allow you to apply for notary commissions for more than one person.

Flexibility -

You can save your notary application at any point and come back later to finish it.

Don't want to apply online?

Applying online to become a notary in Texas is fast, easy, and secure, but if you'd prefer to apply offline, follow these three simple steps to start the Texas notary application process.

We will get you approved as a Texas notary in ten to twenty working days.

  1. Click here to print the Texas notary application forms.

  2. Select the Texas Notary Package listed on the order form for $95.95. Choose your stamp ink and case color. All our products are manufactured in-house, comply with Texas notary laws, and come with a lifetime replacement guarantee.

  3. Mail us your completed Texas Notary application, order form, and payment. We will review your application for accuracy, issue the bond, and file it with the Secretary of State.  We will ship your supplies once the  Secretary of State approves you as a Texas notary public.

Texas 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). American Association of Notaries is owned by Kal Tabbara, a licensed insurance agent in Texas.