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Washington Notary Public FAQ


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

Requirements to become a Washington Notary Public:

- Washington state notary applicants must be 18 years of age or older
- Notary applicants must be a legal permanent resident or citizen of the United States
- Must be able to read and write English
- Washington notary applicants must live in Washington or have a place of employment or practice within the state

How to become a Notary Public in Washington

1) Purchase the $10,000.00 notary bond
2) Complete the notary application for notary public, found here: https://www.dol.wa.gov/forms/659007.pdf
3) Send the completed notary application along with the notary surety bond and payment to Washington State Dept. of Licensing
4) Purchase the required Washington State notary supplies

How long is my Notary Term in the state of Washington

- Washington notaries are commissioned for a term of 4 years.

Which Notary Supplies are required to be a Washington Notary Public

- A Washington notary stamp is required and should be sharp, legible, and photographically reproducible. Anchor Stamp offers a wide range of Washington notary stamps. Washington notary law describes what the Washington notary stamp should include here: https://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=42.45.150 Washington notary law describes the shape and size of the Washington notary stamp here: https://app.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=308-30-070
- A Washington notary seal is permitted and recommended. A seal impression inker may be purchased to darken the embossed impression. A notary seal is recommended as some notary clients will expect to see the raised seal.
- Washington notaries are required to use a notary record book (Notary Journal).

Washington Notary Website https://www.dol.wa.gov/business/notary/index.html

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

How to Order Affordable Notary Supplies for Washington

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

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

Which WA Notary stamp should I purchase?

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

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

The most popular Washington Pre-Inked notary stamp is the Pre-Inked WA notary expiration stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-stamp-washington-pre-inked-expiration-xl115  This compact notary stamp includes a standard border to properly frame the state-approved notary information. This WA notary stamp makes a sharp, crisp notary stamp impression every time. The Pre-Inked WA notary stamp is also available in a popular pink frame.

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

Anchorstamp.com also offers Washington notaries useful Pre-Inked notary stamps such as the Pre-Inked notary affidavit stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/washington-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 Washington notary stamps are Self-Inking notary stamps using the Shiny brand. The Washington 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 Washington notary expiration stamp. These notary stamps include the state-approved WA 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 Washington notary stamp here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-stamp-washington-wa     

Anchorstamp.com offers another quality Washington notary stamp, the Self-Inking Round Washington Notary Stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/washington-notary-self-inking-round-stamp  This high-quality WA 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 Washington notary stamp supply page https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/wa-washington-notary-public-stamps-supplies

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

Which Washington notary seal should I purchase?

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

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

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