Notary Public Services
The Oklahoma Secretary of State shall appoint and commission notaries public, who shall hold their
office for four (4) years. An applicant for a notary commission shall be eighteen (18) years of age
or older, a citizen of the United States, and employed within Oklahoma or a legal resident of this state.
Restrictions on Notarizing Absentee Ballots
Senate Bill 173, effective November 1, 2015, adds an exception to the limitation on the number of absentee
ballots a notary may notarize for a single election, by adding the following language:
"The limitation required by this subsection shall not apply to the notarizing of ballots at the place of
business of a notary public during the normal business hours of the notary public; provided, however,
such limitations shall apply to any agency or other entity that provides voter registration services as
required by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 or by Sections 4-109.2 and 4-109.3 of this title."
FOR FULL TEXT OF SENATE BILL 173, CLICK
SB 1466, signed by the Governor on April 9, 2012, limits the number of absentee ballot affidavits a notary public may acknowledge to twenty,
unless written approval is obtained from the secretary of the county election board.
It also requires notaries to keep a log of all absentee ballot affidavits they notarize for at least two years
after the date of the election. The projected effective date for SB 1466 is August 24, 2012 (90 days after adjournment of this legislative session).
FOR FULL TEXT OF SENATE BILL 1466, CLICK HERE
The Online Filing Page allows you to submit an application for a new notary commission and most update filings.
» New Commission
» Commission Renewal
The commission is valid for four years. A notary commission may not be renewed earlier than six weeks prior to its expiration date.
» Notary Amendment
Updating or changing information pertaining to a notary public's commission may be done online or by mail. There is no fee.
If a notary public's address changes, the notary must inform the Secretary of State in writing within thirty (30) days after the change became effective.
If a notary public has a change of name during a term of office:
- the commission can still be used with the former name until time to renew, or
- an update may be filed in writing requesting cancellation of the commission. The cancellation cannot be filed online, but must be submitted by mail. An application for a new commission, with the $25.00 fee, may be submitted with the request for cancellation.
If a notary seal is lost or stolen the Secretary of State must be notified in writing as soon as possible. When purchasing a new seal, it is advisable to add a symbol on the new seal to distinguish it from the original seal. This information should be included in the notification.
If a notary public dies during their term of office, the heirs or personal representative shall inform the Secretary of State in writing of the date of death. This should be done as soon as is reasonably practical. This may be done online or by mail.
The Notary Order Entry Page allows you to order copies and certificates for Notary filings.
» Copies of Notary Application or Notarial Bond Filed
Copies of Notary Application or Notarial Bond Filed
Copies of notary applications or notarial bonds previously filed.
» Duplicate Notary Commissions
Duplicate Notary Commissions
Duplicate of the original commission issued to the notary public.
The Notary Bulk Order Page allows you to order bulk data or order and view bulk reports.
» Notary Master Download (Data)
» Notary Daily Download (Data)
» Notary Reports
• Notary Search
• Notary Guide
• Notary Application & Instruction
• Notary Bond Form