Notaries public in Iowa can now apply to serve their communities as commissioned online notaries. This commission will allow you to complete electronic notarizations completely online through a secure, two-way video call.
Current Iowa notaries can apply to become an online notary public through the Secretary of State’s Office. You can find the application and its requirements here.
As of April 15, 2020, notaries must complete the application online. There is no cost associated with the application.
As part of the application process, you will need to select an online notarization solution provider – like Notarize.
Recently, Notarize announced that it opened the Notarize platform to Iowa notaries if they are employed by a business using Notarize.
All notaries that use the Notarize platform must meet similar minimum compliance standards. Therefore, all notaries must follow the same application process to access our platform.