A notary public is an individual issued an appointment by the Secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions to serve the public as an impartial witness, performing notarial acts as are allowed or required by law. Any United States resident 18 years of age or older who has at least the equivalent of an eighth grade education, is familiar with the duties and responsibilities of a Notary Public, and has demonstrated adherence to laws according to the Wisconsin Statutes with regard to arrests/citations/convictions, is eligible to apply for a Wisconsin Notary Public Commission.
To Apply for a 4 year Notary Public Commission, you may Apply Online or submit the Four Year Commission Form and the Notary Tutorial Exam Certificate along with the filing fee, to The Department of Financial Institutions.
To Renew your 4 year Notary Public Commission, you may Apply Online or follow the same application process as a new 4 year term notary above.
To Apply for a Wisconsin Attorney's Permanent Notary Public Commission, you may Apply Online or submit the WI Attorney Permanent Application Form and an Original Certificate of Good Standing from the Wisconsin Supreme Court along with the filing fee to The Department of Financial Institutions.
Email: DFINotary@wisconsin.gov Phone: (608) 266-8915