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Washington D.C. Notary Public FAQ


How do I become a Washington D.C. Notary Public? Here is some helpful information:

Requirements to become a Washington D.C. Notary Public:

- District of Columbia notary applicants must be 18 years of age or older
- Notary applicants must be a legal permanent resident or citizen of the United States
- Washington notary applicants must live in Washington D.C. or have a place of employment or practice within the District of Columbia

How to become a Notary Public in Washington D.C.

1) D.C. notary applicants must use the link shown here, https://nap.os.dc.gov/AppNet64/UnityForm.aspx?key=UFKey to apply to be a notary in the District of Columbia
2) D.C. Notaries are required to purchase a $2000.00 notary bond
3) The new application may be filled out and submitted to the ONCA office online. If the applicant fills out the application using all CAPS in any field, the application will be returned for corrections.
4) At no time can you save the application. You must be sure to have all the required information when applying. You may not print the application and type manually.
5) Once the notary application is accepted and correct, the applicant will be notified to pay the fee online. Paying by check or money order through the mail will delay the process.
6) The process may take between 45-60 days.
7) D.C. notaries are required to take notary orientation within three weeks of submitting the notary application
8) Once approved, you may purchase your Washington D.C. notary supplies.

How long is my Notary Term in the District of Columbia

- Washington D.C. notaries are commissioned for a term of 5 years.

Which Notary Supplies are required to be a Washington D.C. Notary Public

- A Washington D.C. notary stamp is required and should be sharp, legible, and photographically reproducible. Anchor Stamp offers a wide range of Washington D.C. notary stamps.
- A Washington D.C. notary seal is permitted and recommended. A seal impression inker may be purchased to darken the notary embosser impression. Washington D.C. notary law requires that any notary seal be darkened with a notary seal impression inker. A notary seal is recommended as some notary clients will expect to see the raised seal.
- Washington D.C. notaries are required to use a notary record book (Notary Journal).

Washington D.C. Notary Website https://os.dc.gov/service/notary-commissions

To return to the Washington D.C. Notary Supply Page, click here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-district-of-columbia-dc

How to Order Affordable Notary Supplies for Washington DC

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

The cheapest Notary Supply option for DC notaries is the Basic Notary Kit for DC, found here at our Washington DC Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-supplies-dc-district-of-columbia This DC Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking DC Notary Expiration Stamp, DC Notary Seal, and a Notary Record Book. The purpose of this notary kit is to create the lowest-cost option for DC 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 DC, found here at our DC Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/DC-notary-supplies-seal-stamp-package-2 This DC Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking DC Notary Expiration Stamp, DC Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Notary affidavit stamp, and a Large Notary Zippered Supply Bag. This notary kit includes all the items of the DC 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 DC 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 DC Notary kit is the Deluxe Notary Kit for DC found here at our DC Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/District-of-Columbia-notary-supplies-stamps-package-3  This DC Notary Package includes: The Pre-Inked DC Notary Expiration Stamp, DC 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 DC Notary Kits to order. All our DC Notary supplies include many notary stamp variations with multiple notary stamp colors and notary seal upgrades. As always you can purchase your DC Notary Supplies here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-district-of-columbia-dc  Anchorstamp.com proudly ships DC notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which DC Notary stamp should I purchase?

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

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

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

The Pre-Inked DC Round notary stamp is the highest quality round stamp on the market today. This DC 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 DC round notary stamp to be easier to use than squeezing a DC notary seal. This quality DC notary stamp can be purchased at our DC notary store here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/Washington-dc-notary-stamp-pre-inked

Anchorstamp.com also offers DC notaries useful Pre-Inked notary stamps such as the Pre-Inked notary affidavit stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/delaware-notary-pre-inked-affidavit-stamp , the Pre-Inked DC Notary Acknowledgement stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/dc-notary-acknowledgement-stamp-xl-245, the Pre-Inked DC Notary Jurat Stamp, found here  https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/dc-notary-jurat-stamp-xl-245, 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 DC notary stamps are Self-Inking notary stamps using the Shiny brand. The DC 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 DC notary expiration stamp. These notary stamps include the state-approved DC 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 DC notary stamp here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-stamp-dc-district-of-columbia

Anchorstamp.com offers another quality DC notary stamp, the Self-Inking Round DC Notary Stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/washington-dc-notary-stamp-round This high-quality DC 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 DC Acknowledgement Stamps and Self-Inking DC Jurat stamps on our DC notary stamp supply page https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/washington-dc-notary-public-stamps

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

Which DC notary seal should I purchase?

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

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

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