Notary Bond Application Process

Topics Covered Below:

  • The Process

    • Obtaining the Bond

    • Obtaining the Certificate or Renewal Certificate

    • Obtaining the Stamp

  • Resources

The Process

Obtaining the Bond

NOTE: This application is NOT the same process and does not use the same application form as Step 4, below.

1) The Notary Applicant completes the Notary Application and submits via email to Parker, Smith and Feek.
2) Parker, Smith and Feek will email an invoice with the bond to the applicant.
When the bond is received, it needs to be signed by the applicant. Please keep a signed copy of the bond for your records as required by the State and submit a copy to the State along with the application and application fee as listed below.
3) UW Department schedules payment to Parker Smith & Feek via Supplier Invoice Request in Workday.
The department will input the invoice information from Parker Smith & Feek into the Supplier Invoice Request form in Workday.  Bond fee is $50.00.

Obtaining the Certificate or Renewal Certificate

4) UW Department will create a Non-PO Invoice payable to the Department of Licensing.
Complete the application form.  The department will create a Supplier Invoice Request for $30.00 payable to the Department of Licensing.  Request to have the check sent to a UW campus box number in Workday.  This check will need to be mailed to the Department of Licensing with a copy of the signed bond and a copy of the application form.
5) Department sends payment and the entire package to the Department of Licensing.
The department will pick up the check and send it with a copy of the signed bond and renewal application form to the Department of Licensing:
Notary Public Program              Sending via FedEx, the address is:
Department of Licensing           Notaries Public Program
PO Box 35001                                     Department of Licensing
Seattle, WA 98124-3401            1125 Washington Street
                                                                       Olympia, WA 98501
6) Notary will receive the Certificate of Appointment.
The Washington State Department of Licensing will send a Certificate of Appointment to the Notary applicant.

Obtaining the Stamp

7) Order a new or updated Notary Seal.
Once the notary certificate is received, a seal/stamp may be purchased or the existing seal/stamp may need to be corrected to reflect new appointment dates.

Keeney's and ODP are contracted suppliers that provide this service.  While placing the  order in Workday, please attach a copy of the notary certificate for their print facility.


  • Washington State Dept. of Licensing, Notaries Public page
  • Washington State Forms
  • Keeney's phone:  425-556-1734 (Jenisa Waight)
  • Office Depot phone:  425-922-8078 (Tom Burns)
  • General Questions: Please contact Procurement Customer Service at: or call, 206.543.4500.