Who can become a notary public?

Although every state has different requirements, and you should verify these with your state, you can expect that your state will probably require at least the following:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
  • Be a resident of or have a place of employment or practice in the state
  • Be able to read and write English
  • No felonies
  • No misdemeanors involving dishonesty