Your One-Stop Shop to Become a Notary in Montana

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

To become a notary in Montana, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older

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

  • Be a resident of Montana

  • Be able to read and write English

How to Apply for a Notary Commission in Montana

If you meet the qualifications listed in the previous section, click on the "Start the Montana Application Process" to start the process. The notary bond will be available immediately for download on checkout along with instructions on how to take the notary course and complete the application process.

Step 1- Complete a four-hour Montana notary training

New notary applicants are required to complete a four-hour Montana notary course within 12 months of the notary’s application submission date. You can add the notary course during the bond application process. The American Association of Notaries is an approved notary course vendor in the State of Montana. 

Step 2- Obtain a notary bond in the amount of $25,000

All Montana notary applicants are required to provide proof of a four-year, $25,000 notary bond. The cost of the bond is $40. The notary bond protects the public from any errors made by the notary. The notary bond is available for download immediately on checkout.

Step 3- Sign the statement and oath of office

Sign the statement and oath of office before another notary. The notary will put you under oath and notarize the document. The oath is a pledge that you will uphold the constitutions of the United States and Montana and perform your duties to the best of your ability.

Step 4- Take and pass the Montana notary exam

All notary applicants are required to pass the Montana Notary Exam to prove their understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the office. The exam is offered by the Montana Secretary of State. There is no additional cost for the examination.

Step 5- Order a notary stamp and notary journal

All Montana notaries are required to record notarial acts in a journal and authenticate them with an inked notary stamp. All our notary stamps are made in house and comply with Montana notary law. 

Step 6- Complete the Montana notary application

Go to the Montana Secretary Of State’s Online Notary Portal and log in to your account. You will be asked to upload a copy of the course training certificate, the exam certificate, the notary bond, and the signed oath of office. There is a $25.00 application fee payable to the State.

Step 7- Email us a copy of your notary commission certificate.

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

Everything You Need to Become a Notary in Montana

Everything you need to become a notary in Montana

Only $99.95*
Includes a One-year Membership to AAN

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

This Montana notary package includes:
Four-year, $25,000 Montana notary bond (available for download immediately on checkout)**
Four-hour Montana notary course (approved by the Montana Secretary of State)**
Trodat self-inking rectangular notary stamp (item # MT125)**
Montana notary record book ( journal) (item # MT702)**
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 $99.95*

* The Montana Notary Value Package I may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory four-year, $25,000 notary bond for $59.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P101 on the order form. The Montana four-year, $25,000 notary bond may also be purchased separately for $40.00. Discounts and savings apply only to supplies. 

**Required by law.

Montana 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 Montana.