A bond is an insurance policy that can be purchased at most major insurance companies or through a notary association. The name of surety and the bond number will be required to upload with your application. The bond does not protect the notary, it protects the public.
ErRors and Omissions Insurance
The Secretary of State’s office encourages notaries to obtain errors and omissions insurance for personal protection. If you make an unintentional mistake or a false claim is filed against you, an E&O policy would cover legal fees and damages based on the coverage you select.
The bond amount is required to be $25,000. The bond must be valid for the term of the commission (eight years).
The Secretary of State cannot recommend where to obtain a bond or insurance. Freehold bonds are no longer accepted.