Become an online notary in Texas

Here's a summary of the process:

Hold a regular notary commission

You must hold a regular Texas notary commission before applying to become a Texas online notary. You must not have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude.

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Select a remote online, notary provider

You must sign up with a remote online notary technology provider that meets the technical and business requirements of Subchapter C, Chapter 406 of the Texas Government Code and Title 1, Chapter 87 of the Texas Administrative Code. You must also obtain (a) a digital signing certificate containing your electronic signature that issued by a third party provide and uses Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology that is X.509 compliant and (b) an electronic seal that complies with state law.

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Submit your online application

Access the online notary commissioning system to fill out and submit your application information and upload your electronic seal and a statement of officer for with your digital signature applied. There is a $50 filing fee.

Notary Public Unit
Secretary of State
P.O. Box 13375
Austin, Texas 78711-3375
(512) 463-5705

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Notary certificate templates These are recommended forms of notary certificates from the Secretary of State acknowledgments and jurats.

Long Form Acknowledgment

State of Texas                     §

County of _________           §

Before me, (insert the name of notary or other officer taking acknowledgment), on this day personally appeared by means of an interactive two-way audio and video communication (insert name of acknowledging party), who is known to me [or proved to me on the oath of (insert name of credible witness if necessary)] [or has provided satisfactory evidence of identity in accordance with Chapter 406, Texas Government Code] to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that they executed the same for the purposes and consideration therein expressed. This notarial act was an online notarization.
Given under my hand and seal of office this __________ day of __________, (year).

 Notary Seal                                                                          Digital Certificate

 

Short Form Acknowledgment

State of Texas

County of _______________

This instrument was acknowledged before me by means of an interactive two-way audio and video communication on (date) by (name or names of person or persons acknowledging). This notarial act was an online notarization.

Notary Seal                                                                          Digital Certificate

 

Notary Seal                                                                          Digital Certificate

 

Jurat

State of Texas                   §

County of _________         § 

Sworn to and subscribed before me on the ___ day of        (month)          , (year), by (insert name of signing party). This notarial act was an online notarization.

 

 

Notary Seal                                                                           Digital Certificate