Texas Online Notary Resources (New!)

On July 1, 2018, the Texas Secretary of State added resources for those interested in becoming commissioned as an online notary in Texas.


At this link, you will find how to apply, the statutes that guide online notaries, and sample notarial certificates.  (The link is also below.)

 Online Notary Public Education Information (7/1/18 - critical information)

Learn About Digital Certificate Requirements

Online & Traditional Notary Laws


For resources on Traditional Pen & Ink Notary Laws and Training, go here!!

Critical reading for notaries at the following links:



How to Get Correct Answers to Online Notary Questions


1-Contact the Texas Secretary of State Notary Public Office
Phone: 512-463-5705
Email: notary@sos.texas.gov

2-Read the Online Notary Public Education Information (Texas Secretary of State)

3-Refer to the links under "Online & Traditional Notary Laws" heading above.



How to Get Bad Information on Becoming a Texas Online Notary  


Ask people on Facebook who do not take the time to tell you the exact rule or law, or who say "I think it is this and that..." because they are not informed or equipped to help you.

The same holds true for the online notary supply sellers' hotlines.  If you call them, ask for the rule or law where the answers came from.

Notaries must take responsibility for this important step in their notary careers and not ask complete strangers' opinions--these are not casual or easy answers.

At this time, I cannot answer your questions about becoming online notary public in Texas because I am not completely confident in what I "think" I know."   Please read the proposed rules, the online notary public education information, and at least  Tex. Gov't Code 406 and Tex. C.P.R.C. 121. 

I have signed up with a platform, have my digital certificate, and now I am looking at another possible platform  as an alternative. 

I will not share the names of these until my online commission has been denied (for lack of meeting technology specs) or approved. 
Thanks, Brenda 7/1/18

How to apply and get started as an Online Texas Notary!


Once you have read every link above and all the rules, FAQs, and laws pertaining to your notary commission, go here

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