Notary Bonds

As ORM has the authority to authorize state agencies to make direct purchases, it has established a procedure which allows state employees to purchase notary bonds directly from the state broker of record.

  • RCW 42.44 requires all individuals applying for a notary certificate in Washington state to file a $10,000 notary public bond with the Department of Licensing prior to their appointment as a notary public.
  • RCW 43.41.310 places the responsibility and authority for the purchase of commercial insurance and bonds for all state agencies with the Office of Risk Management (ORM).

New appointment or renewal of existing notary public appointment

Please note that the process for a new or renewal appointment for a Notary Public will take three to four weeks to process. To expedite the process, it is important that the steps below are followed:

Notary bond

Contact Conni E. Scott at Alliant Insurance Services at (206) 204-9172 for information on how to obtain a new notary bond, or renew an existing bond.

Notary certificate

Treasury and Treasury Trust Accounts:
Make electronic payment as follows:

Inter-Agency Payment (IAP) Vendor Number: SWV0011175-25
NOTE: Enter the employee's name in the vendor message field
-Or-
Journal Voucher: Agency 240 and Account 01P
(Journal Voucher should also be sent to Office of the State Treasurer to affect the cash transfer)
Send application and signed bond to:
DOL, Revenue Accounting, Mailstop: 48028

Local Accounts:
Make remittance payable to Department of Licensing

Send application, a copy of the bond, and $30.00 fee to:

Department of Licensing
P.O. Box 35001
Seattle, WA 98124-3401

DOL will mail the notary certificate to the employee’s address as provided on the application. For questions, contact DOL, Revenue Accounting at 360.902.7414.

Notary stamp

  • After receipt of the notary certificate, you can order your notary stamp via email through ProStamps.biz.
  • Scan your certificate and send a copy via email to prostampsnw@prostamps.biz. Include in your email the type of stamp you want (round--with or without “rope” style outline—for $11.58 or rectangular—with “rope” style outline $5.82). Specify ink color: black, red, purple, blue or green. Include your shipping and billing address. You can provide payment information at this time if you wish.
  • If you do not specify, the default style and color will be sent to you. This is the round stamp, without “rope” outline, with black ink. If payment information is not provided, you will be billed.

Applicant signature on the application and bond MUST BE IDENTICAL.

Procedure for name change

  • Send a copy of your current notary certificate, a copy of your current bond and a letter (include current mailing address) requesting a name change to Alliant Insurance Services at the address below.
  • Alliant Insurance Services will procure a rider to the existing notary bond and mail the rider directly to you.
  • Send the rider, along with $15, to the Department of Licensing. Make remittance payable to the Department of Licensing.
Department of Licensing
P.O. Box 35001
Seattle, WA 98124-3401

The Department of Licensing will send a new notary certificate to you.

  • Order a corrected notary stamp through ProStamp.biz using the same procedure as noted above.

Procedure for change of address

Send an email showing your previous address and the new address directly to the Department of Licensing at notaries@dol.wa.gov. Include your birthdate as an identifier. You may also send this information to the address below. There is no charge for a change of address.

Department of Licensing
P.O. Box 9027
Olympia, WA 98507-9027

Questions

Conni E. Scott
Account Manager
Public Entity Group
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. 
720 Olive Way, Suite 1700 
Seattle, Washington 98101
Phone: (206) 204-9172
cscott@alliant.com
Website:www.alliant.com