Oath of Office

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

The oath of office is an oral or written statement taken at your county clerk's office when you file your bond. (If you are a Michigan resident, this must be your county of residence.) An oath is a sworn pledge stating the truth about a given statement. In this case, you are taking a pledge that you will uphold the constitution and perform your duties with reasonable care.

An oath typically given when filing your bond is as follows: Do you solemnly swear that you will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this State, and that you will discharge the duties of the office of Notary Public in and for said County to the best of your ability? After an oath is administered, a verification is completed by the clerk (or clerk designee) attesting that you swore to the statement.