Notary Bond (Bond of a Notary Public)

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Bond Penalty: Set by state statute

A notary is a public official with specific responsibilities to the public. Like other public official positions, a notary bond is required from candidates for a commission in thirty two states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A public official bond generally contains three guarantees. The surety bond protects the public and interested parties from acts of misfeasance, nonfeasance and malfeasance. Examples of acts or omissions by a notary for which a notary bond would respond are:

  • The notary makes a material mistake in preparing a notarial act which renders a document or oath fatally defective.
  • The notary fails to accomplish or correct an error in a notarial act.
  • The notary executes a notarial act or accepts an oath knowing such act to be in violation of law.

Due to the increased demand for non-attorney real estate closings and agents that can accomplish closings, there is a growing demand for errors and omissions insurance coverage for notaries that exceed policy limits offered by standard surety markets. offers this specialty "E&O" product as a response to this new product need. We can package this with your notary public surety bond or write it as a stand-alone specialty policy. You may download an application for notary E&O here.

National surety bond leader, Surety One, Inc. is a specialist in providing for the bonding needs of professionals in every field. We offer surety bonds ato all applicants in every state, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Canada. Call (800) 373-2804, email or click here for a live chat regarding a notary bond or any surety need.

Surety bond application review and quoting are free of charge. There is no obligation to purchase.