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Iowa Notary Public FAQ


How do I become an Iowa Notary Public? Here is some helpful information:

Requirements to become an Iowa Notary Public:

- 18 Years or older
- Must be a legal resident of the State of Iowa or resident in a neighboring state and be employed in the State of Iowa
- Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
- Must be able to write and read English
- Must not be disqualified to become an Iowa notary under section 9b.23

How to become a Notary Public in Iowa:

1) Complete the Iowa notary application and pay the accompanying $30.00 fee
2) The Iowa notary application can be found here: https://sos.iowa.gov/business/pdf/applicant.pdf
3) Purchase your Iowa Notary Supplies

How long is my Notary Term in Iowa

- Iowa notaries are commissioned for a term of 3 years

Which Notary Supplies are required to be an Iowa Notary Public

- A Iowa notary stamp is required
- A Iowa notary seal is permitted
- Iowa notaries are not required to keep a record book, but it is highly recommended to document the notary transactions.

Iowa Notary Website https://sos.iowa.gov/notaries/about.html

To return to the Iowa Notary Supply Page, click here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/iowa-notary-public-seal-stamp-supplies

How to Order Affordable Notary Supplies for Iowa

One of the best ways to save money on IA Notary Stamps & IA Notary Seals is to purchase Notary kits also known as Notary Bundles or Notary Packages. These notary kits are arranged with the most commonly ordered, Iowa State-Approved Notary Products, packaged together and then discounted. These discounted Iowa Notary Kits can be found here, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/iowa-notary-supplies-package-kit In this article we will examine each Iowa notary kit and the products they contain.

The cheapest Notary Supply option for Iowa notaries is the Basic Notary Kit for Iowa, found here at our Iowa Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-supplies-iowa This IA Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking Iowa Notary Expiration Stamp, Iowa Seal, and a small notary supply bag. The purpose of this notary kit is to create the lowest-cost option for Iowa notaries while maintaining the minimum required items to notarize properly. If you think you may not notarize very often and you’re looking to keep your costs down, this is the notary package for you.

The Notary Supply option with best value is the Value Notary Kit for Iowa, found here at our Iowa Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/Iowa-notary-supplies-seal-stamp-package-2  This IA Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking Iowa Notary Expiration Stamp, Iowa Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Notary affidavit stamp, and a Large Notary Zippered Supply Bag. This notary kit includes all the items of the IA Notary Basic Kit with three additions, the notary affidavit stamp, the notary record book, and the Large Notary Supply Bag. The Notary affidavit stamp is a very useful item as it documents the date of a swearing of an oath. The Large Notary Supply Bag is a sturdy supply bag that holds all the items of the Iowa Notary Value Kit and makes it easy for the notary to organize all their notary supplies. The Large supply bag measures 10 inches high x 14 inches wide and allows the notary to use a combination lock (sold separately) for extra security. The notary combination lock can be found here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/Combination-Lock-for-Notary-Supplies-Bag 

The Highest Quality Iowa Notary kit is the Deluxe Notary Kit for Iowa, found here at our Iowa Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/Iowa-notary-supplies-stamps-package-3 This IA Notary Package includes: The Pre-Inked Iowa Notary Expiration Stamp, Iowa Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Pre-Inked Notary affidavit stamp, Large Notary Supply Bag, and a Deluxe Leatherette Notary Seal Pouch.  This notary kit has the highest quality notary stamps that simply kiss the paper when stamping. These Max-Light notary stamps by Trodat feature an oil-based ink which is much less likely to dry. For the notary that wants the best and expects to use the notary supplies a lot, this is the notary kit for you!

We hope this article has helped you decide which Iowa Notary Kit to order. All our IA Notary supplies include many notary stamp variations with multiple notary stamp colors and notary seal upgrades. As always you can purchase your Iowa Notary Supplies here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/iowa-notary-public-seal-stamp-supplies   Anchorstamp.com proudly ships Iowa notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which Iowa Notary stamp should I purchase?

When you purchase your IA Notary Stamp it’s important to know your options. AnchorStamp.com offers a wide variety of Notary Stamps for Iowa. The first thing a notary needs to know is that the IA notary stamps are made in accordance with Iowa notary guidelines. An Iowa notary will then want to know how much do Iowa notary stamps cost? At Anchor Stamp, we offer IA notary stamps for all budgets, beginning with a Wood-handle notary stamp to self-inking IA notary stamps, to the highest quality, Pre-Inked IA notary stamps. Anchor Stamp offers Shiny and Trodat brands which reflect our commitment to creating quality Iowa notary stamps. Need your notary stamp in a hurry? No worries, Anchor Stamp ships Iowa Notary Supply orders the next business day and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more. You can purchase your Iowa notary stamps right here at our Iowa notary store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/iowa-notary-public-stamps  Let’s look at some of IA notary stamps in detail.

1) The highest quality Iowa notary stamps are the Iowa Pre-Inked notary stamps. This Iowa notary stamp product line uses the Max-Light brand by Trodat. The Max-Lights by Trodat feature a superior oil-based ink, a smooth stamping mechanism and a protective cover. Pre-Inked IA notary stamps can be re-inked, just be sure to use the proper Pre-Ink refill ink.

The most attractive IA notary stamp is the Iowa Notary Pre-Inked Shield Stamp found here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/iowa-notary-designer-pre-inked-expiration-stamp This notary product features the Iowa state house with a border and all the required custom notary information.

The most popular Iowa Pre-Inked notary stamp is the Pre-Inked IA notary expiration stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-stamp-iowa-pre-inked This compact notary stamp includes a standard border to properly frame the state-approved notary information. This IA notary stamp makes a sharp, crisp notary stamp impression every time. The Pre-Inked IA notary stamp is also available in a popular pink frame.

The Pre-Inked IA Round notary stamp is the highest quality round stamp on the market today. This IA notary stamp is used where a photographically reproducible notary impression is needed. Some other applications include scanning, copying and faxing notary documents that a notary embossed image may not apply. We also find that some notaries with arthritis or other disabilities find this round notary stamp to be easier to use than squeezing an Iowa notary seal. This fantastic IA notary stamp can be purchased at our IA notary store here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/iowa-notary-pre-inked-round-stamp  

Anchorstamp.com also offers Iowa notaries useful Pre-Inked notary stamps such as the Pre-Inked notary affidavit stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/iowa-notary-pre-inked-affidavit-stamp, the Pre-Inked Notary Acknowledgement stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-acknowledgement-stamp- , the Pre-Inked Notary Jurat Stamp, found here  https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-jurat-stamp , and the Pre-Inked Notary Certified True Copy stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/certified-true-copy-stamp .

2) Our next high-quality line of Iowa notary stamps are Self-Inking notary stamps using the Shiny brand. The Iowa Self-inking notary stamps by Shiny feature a high-quality stamp that is also re-inkable. Another very popular notary stamp is the Self-Inking Iowa notary expiration stamp. These notary stamps include the state-approved IA notary stamp format with a standard border and the notary’s name and expiration date. This notary product also features various stamp frame colors including Black, Pink, USA Flag, Blue, Red, and Lilac. You can purchase this great IA notary stamp here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/iowa-notary-stamp-self-inking  

Anchorstamp.com offers another quality IA notary stamp, the Self-Inking Round Iowa Notary Stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/iowa-notary-self-inking-round-stamp This high-quality IA Round notary stamp includes a cover that products the notary die from dust and debris. Anchor Stamp offers the stamp frame available in Black, Red, Pink, and Blue.

Anchor Stamp also offers high-quality, useful Self-Inking Notary affidavit stamps, Self-Inking Acknowledgement Stamps and Self-Inking Jurat stamps on our Iowa notary stamp supply page https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/iowa-notary-public-stamps   

3) The remaining line of IA notary stamps are the Traditional wood-handle notary stamps, the Iowa notary traditional expiration stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/iowa-notary-traditional-expiration-stamp  and notary affidavit stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-traditional-affidavit-stamp . This is the least expensive, old-school, wood handle notary stamp. This product must be used with a notary stamp pad, sold separately.

We hope this informative article has helped you purchase your IA notary stamps. All Iowa notary supplies can be purchased here on our Iowa notary store, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/iowa-notary-public-seal-stamp-supplies Anchorstamp.com proudly ships Iowa notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which Iowa notary seal should I purchase?

Experienced Iowa notaries know that there is nothing quite like a raised or embossed notary impression. Many clients will expect to see the raised notary seal as it makes them feel like the transaction is authentic and official. In some cases where documents go out of state, a notary seal is required. When notarizing in Iowa, we recommend purchasing an Iowa notary seal. Anchorstamp.com offers IA notary seals in most of our IA notary kits. Anchor Stamp offers all Iowa notary seals with and without the notary commission expiration date. It is important to purchase your Iowa notary seal from a company like Anchorstamp.com that manufacturers the seals on site. This will ensure quality and reduce the cost and delivery time of these important notary tools. Anchor Stamp uses the Shiny brand to create our line of quality Iowa notary embossers. Our Iowa notary seals are made of steel and built to last. Each Iowa notary embosser is engraved with pride and tested to meet the highest quality standards. All our Iowa notary seals can be purchased right here on our Iowa notary Store https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/iowa-notary-seal     

Anchor Stamp offers three kinds of Iowa notary seals. The first, and most popular is the IA notary pocket seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-iowa-pocket The pocket seal is named so as it could fit right in your pocket and is preferred by notaries on the go. All our notary pocket seals include a free vinyl storage pouch. Anchorstamp.com offers a wide variety of notary seal upgrades and various color options including Black, Pink, Blue, and Red.

The next Iowa notary seal option is the Iowa notary desk seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-iowa-desk This notary desk seal features four rubber gripped feet for the seal to rest on top of your desk without slipping. The Iowa notary desk seal is great for higher volume embossing and made for the notary to leverage his/her weight as they seal.

The finest Iowa notary seal is the Iowa Notary Designer Desk Seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/iowa-notary-designer-desk-seal. The Iowa Designer notary desk seal is the most attractive and distinguished looking item an Iowa notary can purchase. This revolutionary design is tested and proven to reduce pressure by 30%. The steel-frame construction makes this Iowa notary embosser built to stand the test of time. Anchorstamp.com offers this beautiful seal in Black, Silver, and Gold.

We hope this article about Iowa notary seals has helped you purchase your IA notary seals. All Iowa notary supplies can be purchased here on our Iowa notary store, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/iowa-notary-public-seal-stamp-supplies  Anchorstamp.com proudly ships Indiana notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.