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State Notary Laws – Arkansas

In the intricate world of notarization, understanding the specific laws of your state is crucial to ensuring the validity and legality of your documents. Arkansas, with its own set of regulations, places importance on accurate notarial practices to uphold the integrity of transactions. Let’s delve into some key aspects of Arkansas’ notary laws.

Commission Requirements

To become a notary in Arkansas, you must be at least 18 years old, a legal resident of the state, and able to read and write the English language. Applicants are also required to take an oath of office and obtain a $7,500 surety bond.

Term of Commission

An Arkansas notary commission lasts for a term of ten years.

Notarial Acts

Arkansas notaries are authorized to perform various notarial acts, including acknowledgments, jurats, oaths, affirmations, and verifications on oath or affirmation. Keep in mind that proper identification of the signer is essential for performing these acts.

Electronic Notarization

Arkansas also permits electronic notarization, allowing notaries to notarize documents electronically according to the state’s laws and regulations.

Notary Fees

Notaries in Arkansas are permitted to charge fees for notarial services, but these fees must be reasonable and not exceed the amounts specified by the state.

Remote Online Notarization

In Arkansas, remote online notarization (RON) is permitted. This means that notaries can notarize documents for signers who are not physically present by using audio-visual technology and adhering to specific requirements.

Understanding the intricacies of Arkansas’ notary laws is essential to ensure your documents are properly notarized. For more in-depth information, download and review the complete Arkansas Notary Laws.

Author: Vandana

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