Becoming a notary public is a big responsibility. Colorado notary publics help to prevent fraud and are appointed by the state. Consequently, the state of Colorado had mandated specific requirements for someone to become a notary public. These requirements are listed below. If you don't meet the requirements, your application will be denied.
- You must be a resident of Colorado.
- You must be at least 18 years of age.
- You must never have been convicted of a felony.
- You must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor that involves dishonesty within the past five years.
- You must be able to read and write the English language.
- You must never have had a notary commission revoked.
If you meet these requirements, it’s time to start the process. You'll have to take your notary course, and your notary exam, submit your application, pay the application fee, get approved, and get your notary stamp.