Notary Surety Bonds
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.”
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. Surety bonds amounts for Notaries range from $500 to $15,000, depending on state law.
A Notary 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 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.
Once your application has been received, a friendly Surety Bond expert will reach out to you within hours, not days! Do you have questionable credit? Do not worry! We have unique programs available just for these scenarios and are prepared to do whatever we can to get you bonded.