Form 98 "Application for Notary Commission and Attorney Reappointment" - Michigan

What Is Form 98?

This is a legal form that was released by the Michigan Secretary of State - a government authority operating within Michigan. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

Form Details:

  • Released on December 1, 2020;
  • The latest edition provided by the Michigan Secretary of State;
  • Easy to use and ready to print;
  • Quick to customize;
  • Compatible with most PDF-viewing applications;
  • Fill out the form in our online filing application.

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MICHIGAN NOTARY PUBLIC
APPLICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
This application process for becoming a Michigan Notary Public involves several steps.
Carefully review the instructions throughout this document to ensure successful and timely
completion. For assistance, email us at MDOS-Notary@michigan.gov.
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1. Fill out the application clearly and completely.
a. Use None or N/A if not applicable.
b. Use zeros for Phone numbers or Business zip code if not applicable.
2. Obtain a $10,000
surety bond
written for a term of six or seven years through a Michigan
licensed insurance company.
3. Take the surety bond and completed application to the
county clerk’s
office. (For a $10.00-
$20.00 fee, the Clerk will file your bond, administer an Oath, and return the application to
you.) An Attorney in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan is not required to obtain
and file a surety bond; however, you must file OATH with the County Clerk’s Office.
4. Mail the original, completed application and the $10.00 filing fee to this office using address
below. Check should be made payable to State of Michigan.
5. Look for the commission card and certificate in your email. Allow 4-6 weeks for processing.
Please check all spam folders.
6. Check the status of your appointment on our website. Bookmark this site to visit later. (Note:
Do not perform notarial acts until you are listed as “Active” on this website or you have
received your commission information!)
IMPORTANT!
Do not forget the $10.00 filing fee in your mailing payable to the State of Michigan.
Mail the completed application and filing fee to:
Office of the Great Seal
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918
Website
Email:
MDOS-Notary@michigan.gov
FORM 98 REVISED: 12/2020
MICHIGAN NOTARY PUBLIC
APPLICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
This application process for becoming a Michigan Notary Public involves several steps.
Carefully review the instructions throughout this document to ensure successful and timely
completion. For assistance, email us at MDOS-Notary@michigan.gov.
S
-
-S
I
:
TEP
BY
TEP
NSTRUCTIONS
1. Fill out the application clearly and completely.
a. Use None or N/A if not applicable.
b. Use zeros for Phone numbers or Business zip code if not applicable.
2. Obtain a $10,000
surety bond
written for a term of six or seven years through a Michigan
licensed insurance company.
3. Take the surety bond and completed application to the
county clerk’s
office. (For a $10.00-
$20.00 fee, the Clerk will file your bond, administer an Oath, and return the application to
you.) An Attorney in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan is not required to obtain
and file a surety bond; however, you must file OATH with the County Clerk’s Office.
4. Mail the original, completed application and the $10.00 filing fee to this office using address
below. Check should be made payable to State of Michigan.
5. Look for the commission card and certificate in your email. Allow 4-6 weeks for processing.
Please check all spam folders.
6. Check the status of your appointment on our website. Bookmark this site to visit later. (Note:
Do not perform notarial acts until you are listed as “Active” on this website or you have
received your commission information!)
IMPORTANT!
Do not forget the $10.00 filing fee in your mailing payable to the State of Michigan.
Mail the completed application and filing fee to:
Office of the Great Seal
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918
Website
Email:
MDOS-Notary@michigan.gov
FORM 98 REVISED: 12/2020
County Seal
For County/Office Use Only
Date of oath and
bond:
Attorney
Oath administered
by, and bond filed
with:
(Clerk’s initials)
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF STATE
County name:
PRINT FORM RESET FORM
APPLICATION FOR NOTARY COMMISSION AND ATTORNEY REAPPOINTMENT
USE "NONE” OR "N/A" IF NOT APPLICABLE. INCOMPLETE AND/OR ILLEGIBLE APPLICATIONS MAY BE RETURNED.
NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE: $10
Are you a resident of Michigan?
Yes
No
Full Name (first/middle/last): (Must match your State driver’s license or ID card) Driver’s License or State ID#
State
County of Residence
Please indicate any previous and/or alias names
Email Address
Date of Birth
County of Business
(mm
/
dd
/
yyyy)
(
Non-Michigan Residents Only)
Address (Must match driver’s license or ID card – include PO boxes, lot, and Apt #’s) City
State
Zip Code
Residential
Business Address
City
State
Zip Code
Residence Telephone Number
Business Telephone Number
Licensed Attorney in Michigan (enter State Bar number or
write “N/A” if not licensed attorney)
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Within the last 10 years, have you been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor (including any time served/fees paid)?
If yes, please explain:
YES
NO
Do you hold or have ever held a notary public commission in the State of Michigan?
YES
NO
Have you ever had a notary commission in any other state? Please list all states.
YES
NO
Have you ever been suspended _____ cancelled _____ revoked _____?
If yes, which state did this occur: _____________________________________________________________
YES
NO
I hereby certify that I am 18 years of age or older; a resident of Michigan or maintain a principal place of business in Michigan; am a U.S. citizen or possess proof of legal
presence; am able to read and write in the English language; am not currently incarcerated in a correctional facility or have served time during the immediate past ten years
for a felony or misdemeanor offense in any state. I solemnly affirm, under the penalty of perjury, that the information provided in this application is true, complete, and correct;
that I have carefully read the notary laws of Michigan; and that, if appointed and commissioned as a notary public, I will perform faithfully, to the best of my ability, all notarial
acts in accordance with the law. I understand that all information contained on this application is subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, 1976 PA 442,
MCL 15.231, et seq. I am enclosing the $10.00 non-refundable application processing fee. Checks made payable to State of Michigan. If I am a licensed attorney, I certify
that I am in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan.
COMMISSION NAME: _________________________________________________________________
I have printed/typed my name as I wish to be commissioned. I understand that my name must appear exactly
as I have printed/typed it above for all notarizations for the duration of this commission.
SIGNATURE: ________________________________________________________________________
Sign your name as it will appear on all documents you notarize. I understand that my signature must appear exactly
as I have signed it above for all notarizations for the duration of this commission.
FORM 98 REVISED: 12/2020
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