Become an online notary in Utah

Here is a summary of the process:

You must already have your Utah notary commission

You must increase your existing surety bond $10,000. You can do so by either obtaining a rider or adjustment for your current notarial bond or taking out an additional, separate $5,000 bond to your original bond (with the latter bond being tied to your notarial commission date, such that coverage for both bonds will need to be renewed when you renew your notary commission). Contact your surety bond underwriter or agent to discuss the best option for you.

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Sign up with a remote notary vendor

You must first sign up to use or work for a remote online notary vendor that is approved by the State of Utah. OnlineNotary.us is one such vendor. You will be provided with the online notary application that you must submit to the state.

Also, obtain your digital signing certificate/seal. The type of signing certificate or seal that you obtain will be determined by which vendor you select. Your signing certificate and seal will be submitted to the Lieutenant Governor’s office with your remote online notary application.. The seal or signing certificate must allow someone to determine when the document was digitally signed.

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Surety bond and E&O coverage

You will need to obtain a $25,000 surety bond and a $25,000 errors & omissions policy, as set forth in the Florida remote online notary statutes.

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Submit your application

Email your application, with proof of your additional bond coverage and a copy of your digital seal and signature to notary@utah.gov. There is a $50 application fee payable to the State of Utah, which can be paid over the phone att (801)-538-1041 with a credit or debit card.

Background check requirement – If you received or last renewed your Utah notary commission before November 1, 2019 and not submit to a background check, you must do so before becoming a remote online notary. If the background check is required, you will receive a link once your application is processed.

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Once your application has been approved, your fees are paid, and your background check is completed, you will receive a confirmation email from the State and be listed as a “remote notary” in the state system. The foregoing summary is for informational purposes, and you are encouraged to contact the Lieutenant Governor’s office if you have any questions or visit the web page that describes the process HERE.

Notary Office, Utah State Capitol, PO Box 142325, 350 N State St. Suite 220, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114. Phone 801-538-1041