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West Virginia Notary Public FAQ


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

Requirements to become a West Virginia Notary Public:

- West Virginia notary applicants must be 18 years of age or older
- Be a permanent legal resident or US citizen of the United States
- Be able to write and read English
- Have a high school diploma
- West Virginia notary applicants must reside in the state or have a place of employment within West Virginia
- West Virginia notary applicants cannot be convicted of a felony or crime involving honesty or fraud

How to become a Notary Public in West Virginia

1) Read the West Virginia Notary Public law on the state’s website, found here: https://sos.wv.gov/FormSearch/Business/Documents/Notary-Handbook.pdf
2) Submit the West Virginia notary application, found here: https://erls.wvsos.gov/ The application fee is $52.00
3) Receive your notary commission letter and verify the information is correct
4) You will receive a notary certificate and handbook
5) Order your West Virginia notary supplies

How long is my Notary Term in West Virginia

- West Virginia notaries are commissioned for a term of 5 years.

Which Notary Supplies are required to be a West Virginia Notary Public

- A West Virginia notary stamp is required and should be sharp, legible, and photographically reproducible. Anchor Stamp offers a wide range of West Virginia notary stamps.
- A West Virginia notary seal is permitted when used in conjunction with the West Virginia notary stamp and is recommended. A seal impression inker may be purchased to darken the notary embosser impression. A notary seal is recommended as some notary clients will expect to see the raised seal.
- West Virginia D.C. notaries are not required to use a notary record book (Notary Journal) however it is highly recommended to document the notary transactions and protect the notary

West Virginia Notary Website https://sos.wv.gov/business/Pages/Licensing.aspx

To return to the West Virginia Notary Supply Page, click here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-west-virginia

How to Order Affordable Notary Supplies for West Virginia

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

The cheapest Notary Supply option for West Virginia notaries is the Basic Notary Kit for West Virginia, found here at our West Virginia Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/West-Virginia-notary-supplies-seal-stamp-package-1 This WV Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking WV Notary Expiration Stamp, WV Seal, and a small notary supply bag. The purpose of this notary kit is to create the lowest-cost option for West Virginia 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 WV, found here at our West Virginia Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/value-kit-for-west-virginia  This WV Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking WV Notary Expiration Stamp, WV Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Notary affidavit stamp, and a Large Notary Zippered Supply Bag. This notary kit includes all the items of the WV 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 WV 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 WV Notary kit is the Deluxe Notary Kit for WV, found here at our WV Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/deluxe-kit-for-west-virginia This WV Notary Package includes: The Pre-Inked WV Notary Expiration Stamp, WV 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 WV Notary Kits to order. All our WV Notary supplies include many notary stamp variations with multiple notary stamp colors and notary seal upgrades. As always you can purchase your WV Notary Supplies here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-west-virginia Anchorstamp.com proudly ships WV notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which WV Notary stamp should I purchase?

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

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

The most popular West Virginia Pre-Inked notary stamp is the Pre-Inked WV notary expiration stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-stamp-supplies-west-virginia-wv This compact notary stamp includes a standard border to properly frame the state-approved notary information. This WV notary stamp makes a sharp, crisp notary stamp impression every time. The Pre-Inked WV notary stamp is also available in a popular pink frame.

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

Anchorstamp.com also offers West Virginia notaries useful Pre-Inked notary stamps such as the Pre-Inked notary affidavit stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/west-virginia-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 West Virginia notary stamps are Self-Inking notary stamps using the Shiny brand. The West Virginia 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 West Virginia notary expiration stamp. These notary stamps include the state-approved WV 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 WV notary stamp here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-stamp-seal-supplies-west-virginia-wv

Anchorstamp.com offers another fine WV notary stamp, the Self-Inking Round WV Notary Stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/west-virginia-notary-stamp-self-inking-round This high-quality WV 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 West Virginia notary stamp supply page https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-stamps-wv-west-virginia

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

Which West Virginia notary seal should I purchase?

Experienced West Virginia 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 West Virginia, we recommend purchasing a West Virginia notary seal. Anchorstamp.com offers WV notary seals in most of our WV notary kits. Anchor Stamp offers all West Virginia notary seals with and without the notary commission expiration date. It is important to purchase your West Virginia 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 West Virginia notary embossers. Our West Virginia notary seals are made of steel and built to last. Each West Virginia notary embosser is engraved with pride and tested to meet the highest quality standards. All our West Virginia notary seals can be purchased right here on our West Virginia notary Store https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-wv-west-virginia    

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

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