In Michigan, a notary public is an officer appointed by the Michigan Secretary of State. Commissioned notaries have power to attest to the authenticity of a person’s signature, to administer oaths, to take affidavits and to perform other legal acts. Notaries are not allowed to perform marriage ceremonies in the State of Michigan.
Notarization on a document certifies that the person named on it appeared before the notary, displayed valid identification and signed the document in the notary’s presence.
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To apply for a Michigan Notary Commission you must:
Be at least 18 years old.
Be a Michigan resident or maintain a place of business in Michigan
Be a US citizen or possess proof of legal presence.
Be a resident of the county (or maintain a principle place of Business) in which you request appointment.
Read and write in the English Language.
Be free of any felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions or violations as specified.
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 the constitution.
Sign a declaration that all information on the application is correct, that you have read and understand the laws, and that you will perform all notarial acts faithfully.
Not be imprisoned in any state, county or federal correctional facility.
Michigan Notary Public Act (PA 238 of 2003) Effective date April 1, 2004
Notary Express offers three different Michigan Notary Public packages:
A toll free telephone help line for the life of your commission.
Issuance of the $10,000, Six Year Notary Public bond required by your county clerk before you can be commissioned by the State of Michigan.
A Self-inking Pocket Notary Seal with the required new format
Required Notary Journal.
For your protection, a $10,000, Six Year Notary Public Error and Omission Insurance Policy is included. Our insurance has no deductible and includes coverage for your cost of defense should a claim occur.
A Self-inking Michigan Notary Seal with the required new format
Embossing Notarial Seal with Storage Case
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