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How to change your name or address: Notaries public

Currently notary applications take around 60-90 days to process. We will notify you when we issue your license. We recently upgraded to an online system. Our staff have a higher volume of work as a result. We expect this longer processing time to continue for the next several months. Thank you for your continued patience. We apologize for the inconvenience.

How to change your contact information

Online

Log in or sign up to change your information online.

By email or mail

Send us your:

  • Name, as it appears on your notary certificate
  • Date of birth
  • Previous address, phone, or email
  • New address, phone, or email

By email: notaries@dol.wa.gov

By mail:

Notary Public Program
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9027
Olympia, WA 98507-9027

How to change your name on your notary certificate and stamp

You can change your name online or by mail. Once we send you a new certificate you can use it to order a new stamp or seal.

Online

  • Get an electronic copy of your surety bond rider with your new name.
  • Choose your method of payment for the $15 non-refundable fee:
    • Credit or debit card
    • Bank account information
    • Billing code
  • Log in or sign up to change your name online.

By mail

Send us:

  • Your completed Notary Public Name Change Application.
  • A copy of your surety bond rider with your new name.
  • A check or money order for the $15 non-refundable fee, payable to "Department of Licensing."

Mail to:

Notary Public Program
Department of Licensing
PO Box 3777
Seattle, WA 98124-3777

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