Multistate Commuting Notaries

map United States with capitals commuting notariesMultistate Commuting Notaries

Some notaries are commuting notaries who travel between adjacent states.  Most states require a notary to be a state resident.  But, in some states, you only need to work or do business there to become a notary.  State residency is not required.

In other states, you do not need to be a resident or work in the state to become a notary, if you live in a bordering state.  Some states allow non-resident attorneys to be notaries.

sports car gentleman driverSo, there is an opportunity for commuting notaries who live in one state but commute to another state, to be notaries in multiple states.  Also, depending on the state definition of resident, a notary may be able to live in one state during part of the year, as a part-time resident, and live in another state the rest of the year, such as a snowbird, with a summer and winter home.  Or, a person who works at job sites in multiple states, such as a construction worker, or a traveling salesperson, consultant or corporate employee.

Some states extend reciprocal powers to notaries in adjacent states.

Colorado Notaries

A Colorado notary must live in Colorado, but could also be eligible to become a Kansas notary, Oklahoma notary, and a Wisconsin notary.

Wyoming law allows a Colorado notary to notarize in Wyoming, but only if Colorado law reciprocates by allowing a Wyoming notary to notarize in Colorado.  But, Colorado does not reciprocate notary powers with Wyoming.

Below is a table showing state residency and workplace requirements, to help determine possible multistate locations for commuting notaries.

Disclaimer: This information may not be 100% correct or current.  Laws change.  Always check current state laws for the latest information.  Please report any discrepancies so we can update the data.  If you have notary insurance, contact your insurance agent regarding multi-state coverage.

Multi-state-commuting-notaries.xlsx

StateResidentWorkNon-residentNotes
ALyes
AKyes
AZyes
CAyes
COyes
FLyes
HIyes
INyes
LAyes
MSyes
NEyes
NHyes
NMyes
SCyes
TXyes
UTyes
CTyes
DEyes
IDyes
KYyes
MAyes
MIyes
MOyes
NYyes
NCyes
OKyes
PAyes
TNyes
VAyes
DCyes
WVyes
ARbordering stateMO,MS,LA,OK,TN,TX
GAbordering stateAL,FL,NC,SC,TN
IAbordering stateIL,MN,MO,NE,SD,WI
KSbordering stateCO,MO,NE,OK
MEbordering stateNH
MNbordering countyIA,ND,SD,WI
NVbordering stateAZ,CA,ID,OR,UT
NJbordering stateDE,NY,PA
ORbordering stateCA,ID,NV,WA
SDbordering countyIA,MN,MT,ND,NE,WY
VTbordering stateMA,NH,NY
WAbordering stateID,OR
ILbordering stateif reciprocal, IA,IN,KY,MO,WI
MDbordering stateif reciprocal, DE,PA,VA,WV
NDbordering countyif reciprocal, MN,MT,SD
MTnoND, WY notaries may notarize in MT, MT notaries may notarize in ND, WY
OHyesnon-resident attorneys with principal business place in Ohio
RIyesnon-resident members of RI Bar Assoc
WIyesany legal resident of US
WYnoWY notaries may notarize in MT, MT notaries may notarize in WY

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