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Which States Require a Notary to Have a Surety Bond?

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A notary is a public official who, depending on the state, has the power to acknowledge signatures, administer oaths and affirmations, take depositions and issue subpoenas in lawsuits. Notaries are most commonly used to acknowledge signatures, especially on court papers such as affidavits. To become a notary you must secure a Notary Bond for your commission.


StateTermBond Amount
Alabama Notary Public Bond4 year term$25,000
Alaska Noatry Bond4 year term$1,000
Arizona Notary Bond4 year term$5,000
Arkansas Notary Bond10 year term$7,500
California Notary Bond4 year term$15,000
District of Columbia Notary Public Bond5 year term$2,000
Florida Bond of Notary Public4 year term$7,500
Hawaii Notary Bond4 year term$1,000
Idaho Notary Surety Bond6 year term$10,000
Illinois Public Bond4 year term$5,000
Indiana Corporate Surety Bond8 year term$5,000
Kansas Notary Public Bond4 year term$7,500
Kentucky Notary At Large Bond4 year term$1,000
Louisana Notary Bond5 year term$10,000
Michigan Notary Surety Bond6-7 year term$10,000
Mississippi Notary Bond4 year term$5,000
Missouri Notary Public Bond4 year term$10,000
Montana Notary Surety Bond4 year term$10,000
Nebraska General Notary Public Bond4 year term$15,000
Nevada Notary Bond4 year term$10,000
New Mexico Notary Public Bond4 year term$10,000
North Dakota Notary Bond6 year term$7,500
Oklahoma Notorial Bond4 year term$1,000
Pennsylvania Notary Bond4 year term$10,000
South Dakota Notary Public Bond6 year term$5,000
Tennessee Notary Surety Bond4 year term$10,000
Texas Notary Public Surety Bond4 year term$10,000
Utah Notorial Bond4 year term$5,000
Washington Notary Surety Bond4 year term$10,000
West Virginia Notary Surety Bond5 year term$1,000
Wisconsin Notary Bond4 year term$500
Wyoming Notary Bond4 year term$500


How Much Will This Bond Cost?

The premium that you pay for a Notary Surety Bond is $50 per term (the term length is set by each state).

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