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How to Become an Online Notary in Michigan

How do I Become An Online Notary in Michigan?

Once you have met all the requirements to become a traditional notary in Michigan, you can apply to become an online notary by:

  1. Have an existing commission as a traditional Notary Public.
  2. Select and onboard with a electronic/remote notarization system from the Secretary of State’s approved vendor list. Easy, BlueNotary!
  3. Provide the MI SOS office a completed  ELECTRONIC & REMOTE NOTARY REQUEST FOR CHANGE APPLICATION. You will need to include which RON platform you have onboarded with here.
  4. There is no fee!

Once you’re certified to perform eNotarizations and approved on your platform, you’re good to go. Staying up to date with the latest laws is a best practice in Online Notarization as laws are changing quickly! Check out how to become a commissioned Notary below.

Why become an Online Notary in Michigan?

The easiest way to offer convenient and secure service to your clients is by taking the next step: become an Online Notary. Offer faster booking and easier document completion! So what are you waiting for?

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What are the requirements to be commissioned  in Michigan?

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Be a Michigan resident or maintain a place of business in Michigan;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or possess proof of legal presence;
  • Be a resident of the county (or maintain a principal place of business) in which you request appointment;
  • Read and write in the English language;
  • Be free of any felony convictions within the past 10 years;
  • Have not been convicted of 2 or more misdemeanor offenses involving a violation of the Michigan Notary Public Act within a 12-month period while commissioned, or 3 or more misdemeanor offenses involving a violation of this act within a 5-year period regardless of being commissioned;
  • Have filed with the appropriate county clerk a proper surety bond in the amount of $10,000 and taken the oath of office as prescribed by the State Constitution;
  • Sign a declaration that all information on application is correct, that you have read the Michigan Notary Public Act, and that you will perform all notarial acts faithfully.
  • Any individual currently serving a term of imprisonment in any state, county or federal correctional facility is prohibited from being appointed or serving as a notary public.

How do I Start?

As an online notary, you get to decide which platform to use for finding clients. Blue Notary is the best option for super simple onboarding. We even have training videos and a signing simulator to get you comfortable with the process. Want more? Try our Facebook group full of notaries!

Join the BlueNotary Notary Mastermind Group in order to get advice from other Michigan notaries! They’ve been through the process and can answer all your questions! Becoming an eNotary can be great to supplement your income and make a positive impact on the community.

Register and get started here: Sign Up.


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