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Wisconsin Notary Public FAQ


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

Requirements to become a Wisconsin Notary Public:

- Wisconsin notary applicants must be 18 years of age or older
- Wisconsin notary applicants must be a US citizen
- Notary applicants must have the equivalent of an eight-grade education
- Notary applicants must pass the Wisconsin notary exam with a score of 90% or better within one year of applying
- Wisconsin notary applicants must demonstrate adherence to laws according to Wisconsin statues regarding arrests and convictions

How to become a Notary Public in Wisconsin

1) Take and pass the Wisconsin notary exam, found here: https://www.wdfi.org/apps/NotaryTutorialExam/TableOfContents.aspx
2) Print the Notary certificate
3) Purchase a $500.00 notary bond
4) Complete the Wisconsin notary application, found here: https://www.wdfi.org/Apostilles_Notary_Public_and_Trademarks/pdf/dfi-not-100.pdf
5) Submit the notary exam certificate, notary bond and oath of office along with your payment
6) Order your Wisconsin notary supplies
7) A complete guide governing Wisconsin notary rules and regulations can be found here: https://www.wdfi.org/apostilles_notary_public_and_trademarks/pdf/DFI_NOT_102.pdf

How long is my Notary Term in Wisconsin

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

Which Notary Supplies are required to be a Wisconsin Notary Public

- A Wisconsin notary stamp is required and should be sharp, legible, and photographically reproducible. Anchor Stamp offers a wide range of Wisconsin notary stamps.
- A Wisconsin notary seal is permitted 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.
- Wisconsin 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

Wisconsin Notary Website https://www.wdfi.org/Apostilles_Notary_Public_and_Trademarks/defaultNotary.htm

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

How to Order Affordable Notary Supplies for Wisconsin

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

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

Which Wisconsin Notary stamp should I purchase?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Which Wisconsin notary seal should I purchase?

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

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

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