State by state requirements and procedures


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There were a lot of discussions about validator candidates verification process. Each state has its own set of requirements to become Public Notary.

I am going to add a clear requirements for each state.

  1. State Name
  2. Do they perform a bagrounds check? Fingerprints?
  3. Do they allow P. O. Box listed with the State?
  4. Are there any specific statements on the States website related to home work addresses?
  5. Link for Notary Public status verification
  6. Email
  7. Phone number
  8. Comments

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The 50 U.S. states, in alphabetical order

State Alabama
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Alaska
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Arizona
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Arkansas
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State California
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
Yes
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification Notary Public Search
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Colorado
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Connecticut
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Delaware
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Florida
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Georgia
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Hawaii
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Idaho
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Illinois
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Indiana
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Iowa
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Kansas
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Kentucky
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Louisiana
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Maine
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Maryland
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments
State Massachusetts
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Michigan
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Minnesota
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Mississippi
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Missouri
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Yes
Specific Statements on Address Type Home & Employer* Required
*Unless unemployed or self-employed
Notary Public Status Verification Missouri Notary Public Search
Email [email protected]
Phone Number (573) 751-2783
Comments Applicant is required to pass the state-issued exam.
Missouri Notary Handbook




State Montana
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Nebraska
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Nevada
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments
State New Hampshire
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State New Jersey
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State New Mexico
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State New York
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification Notary Public Search
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State North Carolina
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State North Dakota
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Ohio
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification Notary Public Search
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Oklahoma
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Oregon
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Pennsylvania
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Rhode Island
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State South Carolina
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State South Dakota
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Tennessee
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Texas
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Utah
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Vermont
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Virginia
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Washington
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State West Virginia
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Wisconsin
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments




State Wyoming
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Specific Statements on Address Type
Notary Public Status Verification [Notary Public Search]
Email
Phone Number
Comments

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State Missouri
Background Check & Finger Prints Required?
Yes / No
No
P.O. Box Allowed?
Yes / No
Yes
Specific Statements on Address Type Home & Employer* Required
*Unless unemployed or self-employed
Notary Public Status Verification Missouri Notary Public Search
Email [email protected]
Phone Number (573) 751-2783
Comments Applicant is required to pass the state-issued exam.
Missouri Notary Handbook