Remote Online Notary (RON) Application Process

January 27th, 2023

To become a Remote Notary, you must already be a commissioned Notary Public in the State of Utah. 

The following steps must be completed in order to obtain certification for performing remote notarizations:

1. Fill out the Application Form

2. Find a Vendor

To become a remote notary, you must be hired or contracted by or with a vendor.

To find a vendor, visit our list of approved remote notary vendors here. Once hired, the vendor will provide the application you must submit to the state of Utah to become a remote notary.

3. Increase existing notarial bond to $10,000 of coverage

A notary has two options when increasing their bond coverage. You can obtain a rider or adjustment for your current notarial bond increasing the amount to $10,000. A notary can contact us if they are unsure who they’re bonded through. 

A notary can also take out an additional, separate $5,000 bond to their original notarial bond. However, please note that this bond is tied to your notarial commission date and coverage for both bonds will need to be renewed when notary renews their commission, despite how long the remote notary bond has been in effect.

4. Obtain Electronic Seal/Signature

Each vendor will have a unique electronic signature/seal. A notary must obtain theirs to submit with their application to the Lt. Governor’s office. Every electronic seal will be different but it must have some type of timestamp or way to digitally track when it was signed.

5. Submit Application

Email the application, bond rider, and PDF file containing your electronic signature and seal to

6. Pay the $50.00 application fee

Payment instructions will be sent via email after the Lt. Governor’s office has reviewed the submitted documents.

7. Final Step

Once the State of Utah has “approved” the submission in steps 4 and 5 the notary will be marked as a “remote notary” in the system and emailed confirmation that they are now an active remote notary.

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