Create Notarization Request

Use this endpoint to connect with a notary, ready to complete online notarizations for your signers within minutes.


Before you start

Ensure the following before creating a notarization request:

For the notarization request, include in the request body:

  • document_id
  • At least one invitees, specifying their email, first_name, and last_name.
  • Optionally, include a message for your signers.

After the API call is executed, your signers will receive an email invitation for notarization. Alternatively, you can directly share the notarization_link with your signers, which is available in the 201 response body.

Upon successful notarization, you will receive an email with a link to the notarized document.



  • Ensure that signers are added as both invitees in the request body and recipients in the document to avoid inconveniences during notary sessions.
  • Signers will receive an email with a notary link upon a successful API call; this link is also in the 201 response.
  • Use the link to connect with commissioned online notaries, available Mon-Fri, 8 AM - 8 PM Central Time, typically responding within 2 minutes.
  • Please note that a notary will notarize a copy of the original document, so it will not be available in your workspace.


A maximum of 100 API calls per minute is permitted. Exceeding this limit triggers a 429 Too Many Requests error.

Solutions for 4xx Response Codes

  • 403 Forbidden (Inactive Add-on): Ensure the Notary On-Demand add-on is installed.
  • 403 Forbidden (Transactions Limit): Purchase additional transactions either through the Notary UI or by contacting the Sales team.
  • 403 Forbidden (User Not Activated): Activate a user, typically the org admin, with an API key in the Notary app. For activation, direct them to visit
  • 429 Too Many Requests: If you hit the limit, hold your API calls, then send them after waiting for the retry time.

To learn more about PandaDoc Notary On-Demand, visit our website.