Become a Rhode Island notary publicGeneral information
A Rhode Island notary commission is a four year term. To become a Rhode Island notary you must first
be either a qualified elector in RI or be a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association. You must
submit a Rhode Island notary application and a fee of $80,.00 payable to the RI Secretary of State
and send those to 148 W. River St., Providence, RI 02904. Although it is optional to use a notary
seal, it is recommended. You can purchase a notary seal from a stationary store or seal manufacturer.
It is also optional, but recommended to keep a journal of notarial acts and record all of your notary
acts in sequential order. The state of RI sill send you a reminder when its time to renew your notary
commission a few months before your current commission expires.