Length of Appointment

Michigan Department of State
Office of the Great Seal
Notary Public Information

Each notary public commission is for a 6 to 7 year period ending on the notary's birthday. The term is not less than 6 or more than 7 years from the date of appointment. For example, if your birthday is in April of 2008, and you apply for a commission in October of 2007, your notary commission will expire on your birthday in 2014. There is no renewal process so you must apply for a new commission when your current commission expires. It is your responsibility to apply for a new commission no more than 60 days prior to the commission expiration date.