Provided by NNA Insurance Services, Inc.
Notaries in most states are required by law to purchase and maintain a surety bond for their entire term of office. Notary bonds are provided by state-licensed companies called "sureties."
See below to determine if your state requires Notaries to hold a surety bond or purchase a complete Notary Supply Package to become a Notary Public or to renew your Notary commission.
Notaries are bonded because they handle sensitive documents affecting the personal rights and valuable property of private citizens, and their unintentional mistakes or intentional misconduct can have devastating financial consequences for these citizens. Bonds range from $500 to $15,000, depending on state law.
A Notary surety bond provides protection for the public against the Notary's errors, negligence and purposeful wrongdoing. Any person who can prove harm as a result of a Notary's improper actions in performing a notarial act may file a lawsuit to recover against the Notary's bond. If the Notary cannot pay damages to a victim of his or her misconduct, then the surety company will reimburse the victim up to the dollar limit of the bond.
A NOTARY IS OBLIGATED BY LAW TO REPAY TO THE SURETY ANY FUNDS IT HAS PAID OUT ON THE NOTARY'S BEHALF. IN ADDITION, THE NOTARY MUST PAY TO THE VICTIM ANY DAMAGES CLAIMED AND PROVEN BEYOND THOSE REIMBURSED BY THE BOND.
A Notary surety bond is not insurance protection for the Notary -- rather a bond is protection for members of the public who have been financially damaged by the Notary's improper conduct.
On-Line - National Notary Bond Application*
Fax a Copy of Your Commission to: 949-361-9926
or Email Attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Premiums for On-Line Applications are fully earned upon issuance and payment.
Notary Bond Print Application
Mail with check or fax with Credit Card Voucher
or Pay On Line
Copy of Commission Required
California Notary Bond - $100 for 4 year term
SECURE on-Line California - Notary Bond Application
Or Print an Application
California Notary E & O Coverage - Starts @ $35 for 4 year term
For Application - CLICK HERE for Notary E & O Applications
Notary Public E & O Group Employer Policies Also Available - Please Contact by email or call 800-361-1720