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Montana Notary Public FAQ


How do I become a Montana Notary Public? Here is some helpful information:

Requirements to become a Montana Notary Public:

- 18 Years or older
- Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
- Be a resident of Montana; or be the spouse or legal dependent of military personnel assigned to active duty in this state
- Maintain a place of business in the state of Montana that is registered pursuant to Title 35 and meet any applicable business licensing requirements of the local government where the business is located
- Be regularly employed at an office, business, or facility located within the state of Montana by an employer registered and licensed to do business in this state; or hold a current professional license to practice the profession in Montana issued by an appropriate Montana authority
- Be able to read and write English. -To be eligible for a new or renewed commission, an applicant must meet the education requirements and pass an examination as provided in 1-5-620, MCA, and may not have been disqualified as provided in 1-5-621, MCA.

How to become a Notary Public in Montana:

1) Complete at least 4 hours of approved training. The training link for Montana can be found here: https://sosmt.gov/notary/academy/
- New Montana notaries must complete training within 12 months of the notary’s application submission
- Montana notaries will receive a certification of completion from the training provider. Please save an electronic copy of the certificate as you will be required to download a copy when submitting your online notary application
2) Take and pass the Montana notary exam. The Montana notary exam can be found here: https://www.classmarker.com/online-test/start/?quiz=9c35ff49fde445e9
- There are 50 questions, and you will have up to 60 minutes to complete the exam. You will have three attempts to achieve a passing score of 80%. If you are not successful after three attempts, you will be blocked for 3 months before you can try again. You must submit your application within 6 months of taking the exam.
3) Obtain a notary surety bond in the amount of $25,000
- Notary Surety bonds are available from most Montana insurance agents. The cost for notary bonds varies, but is usually about $50
- $70 for the 4-year commission term
- When applying for the bond, you must use the name that you intend to use as your official notary name. Please refer to page 5 of the Montana Notary Public Handbook for more information regarding your name and signature. Pay the $25.00 application fee
4) Complete the Montana Notary Public online application
- Go to the secretary of State’s Online Notary Portal, found here: https://biz.sosmt.gov/
- Create an online account
- Complete the application process and pay the $25 fee
5) Download the Montana notary certificate of commission
6) Purchase your Montana notary supplies

How long is my Notary Term in Montana

- Montana notaries are commissioned for a term of 4 years

Which Notary Supplies are required to be a Montana Notary Public

- A Montana notary stamp is required and can be in Black or Blue ink
- A Montana notary seal is permitted
- Montana notaries are required to keep a record book and document notary transactions
- Montana notaries are permitted to perform marriages. You may purchase your Notary Marriage kit here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/marriage-kit

Montana Notary Website https://sosmt.gov/notary/

To return to the Montana Notary Supply Page, click here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/montana-notary-supplies

How to Order Affordable Notary Supplies for Montana

One of the best ways to save money on MT Notary Stamps & MT 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, Montana State-Approved Notary Products, packaged together and then discounted. These discounted Montana Notary Kits can be found here, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/mt-notary-kits In this article we will examine each Montana notary kit and the products they contain.

The cheapest Notary Supply option for Montana notaries is the Basic Notary Kit for Montana, found here at our Montana Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/Montana-notary-supplies-seal-stamp-package-1 This MT Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking Montana Notary Expiration Stamp, Montana Notary Seal, and a Notary Record Book. The purpose of this notary kit is to create the lowest-cost option for Montana 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 Montana, found here at our Montana Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/montana-notary-supplies-seal-stamp-package-2

This MT Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking Montana Notary Expiration Stamp, Montana Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Notary affidavit stamp, and a Large Notary Zippered Supply Bag. This notary kit includes all the items of the MT Notary Basic Kit with two additions, the notary affidavit stamp, 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 Montana 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 Montana Notary kit is the Deluxe Notary Kit for Montana, found here at our Montana Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/Montana-notary-supplies-seal-stamp-package-3 This MT Notary Package includes: The Pre-Inked Montana Notary Expiration Stamp, Alabama 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 Montana Notary Kits to order. All our MT Notary supplies include many notary stamp variations with multiple notary stamp colors and notary seal upgrades. As always you can purchase your Montana Notary Supplies here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/montana-notary-supplies Anchorstamp.com proudly ships Montana notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which Montana Notary stamp should I purchase?

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

Let’s look at some of MT notary stamps in detail.

1) The highest quality Montana notary stamps are the Montana Pre-Inked notary stamps. This Montana 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 MT notary stamps can be re-inked, just be sure to use the proper Pre-Ink refill ink.

The most attractive MT notary stamp is the Montana Notary Pre-Inked Shield Stamp found here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/montana-notary-pre-inked-shield-stamp This notary product features the Montana state emblem with a stylish border and all the required custom notary information.

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

The Pre-Inked MT Round notary stamp is the highest quality round stamp on the market today. This MT 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 a Montana notary seal. This quality MT notary stamp can be purchased at our Montana notary store here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/montana-notary-pre-inked-round-stamp  

Anchorstamp.com also offers Montana notaries useful Pre-Inked notary stamps such as the Pre-Inked notary affidavit stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/montana-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 Montana notary stamps are Self-Inking notary stamps using the Shiny brand. The Montana 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 Montana notary expiration stamp. These notary stamps include the state-approved MT 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 quality Montana notary stamp here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/montana-notary-self-inking-expiration-stamp   

Anchorstamp.com offers another fine MT notary stamp, the Self-Inking Round Montana Notary Stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/montana-notary-self-inking-round-stamp This high-quality MT 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 Montana notary stamp supply page https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-stamps-montana  

3) The remaining line of MT notary stamps are the Traditional wood-handle notary stamps, the Montana notary traditional expiration stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/montana-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 MT notary stamps. All Montana notary supplies can be purchased here on our Montana notary store, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/montana-notary-supplies Anchorstamp.com proudly ships Montana notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which Montana notary seal should I purchase?

Experienced Montana 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 Montana, we recommend purchasing a Montana notary seal. Anchorstamp.com offers MT notary seals in most of our MT notary kits. It is important to purchase your Montana 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 Montana notary embossers. Our Montana embosser is engraved with pride and tested to meet the highest quality standards. All our Montana notary seals can be purchased right here on our Montana notary Store https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-seal-montana  

Anchor Stamp offers three kinds of Montana notary seals. The first, and most popular is the MT notary pocket seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/montana-notary-seal 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 Montana notary seal option is the Montana notary desk seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-montana-desk This notary desk seal features four rubber gripped feet for the seal to rest on top of your desk without slipping. The Montana notary desk seal is great for higher volume embossing and made for the notary to leverage weight as they seal.

The finest Montana notary seal is the Montana Notary Designer Desk Seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/montana-notary-designer-desk-seal. The Montana Designer notary desk seal is the most attractive and distinguished looking item a Montana notary can purchase. This revolutionary design is tested and proven to reduce pressure by 30%. The steel-frame construction makes this Montana 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 Montana notary seals has helped you purchase your MT notary seals. All Montana notary supplies can be purchased here on our Montana notary store, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/montana-notary-suppliesAnchorstamp.com proudly ships Montana notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.