The following steps need to be taken in order to receive your commission as a Notary Public:
Applicant must acquire a $10,000 surety bond.
The applicant then takes the bond with a $10 fee to the County Clerk's office for filing. If the applicant is an attorney who is applying for the first time, the bond requirement is waived. The applicant then fills out an Michigan Notary application. The County Clerk will then give the applicant their oath of office and affix the county seal to the application.
The applicant submits the application to the Office of the Great Seal, along with a $10 application fee.
The Office of the Great Seal then reviews the application, and may also conduct a background check.
If the application is approved, a Notary Commission is issued and forwarded on to the applicant. If the application is denied, a denial letter is sent to the applicant.