How to change your name or address: Notaries public

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How to change your name on your notary certificate and stamp

  1. Request a surety bond rider with your new name from your bonding company.
  2. Complete a Notary Public Name Change Application.
    • If your mailing address has changed, include this change on the form and we’ll update your record. Otherwise we’ll mail your certificate to the address we have on file.
  3. Send us the rider and a check or money order for the $15 certificate fee (payable to the Department of Licensing) at:
  4. Notary Public Program
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 35001
    Seattle, WA 98124-3401
  5. Provide a copy of the new certificate to a stamp vendor of your choice to have a new stamp or seal made.

How to change your contact information

What you'll need

  • Your license number
  • An email address, if we don’t already have one on file
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Want to change your contact information by mail?

  1. Include all of the following in an email, fax, or letter:
    • Your name as it appears on your notary certificate
    • Your date of birth (as an extra identifier)
    • Your previous address, phone, and/or email
    • Your new address, phone, and/or email
  2. Send it to:
    • Email:
    • Fax: 360.570.7053
    • or
    • Mail:
      Notary Public Program
      Department of Licensing
      PO Box 9027
      Olympia WA 98507-9027
  3. We’ll update your record
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