The Arizona Secretary of State records notary public commissions. In Arizona, notaries are only allowed to perform acknowledgements, jurats, copy certifications, and oaths affirmations.
Notaries public in Arizona must be 18 years of age, a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States, be a resident of Arizona for income tax purposes, claim their residence in Arizona as their primary evidence on state and federal tax returns, never be convicted of a felony except as provided in section 41-330 of the Arizona statutes, keep as reference a manual approved by the Arizona Secretary of State detailing their duties as a notary, and be able to read and write in English.
In addition, notaries public in Arizona are required to obtain a $5,000 notary bond for four years. Applicants must purchase the bond in duplicate though the original is the one that must be submitted to the Secretary of State with the notary application. The duplicate is to be retained by the applicant.
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