How much does a $2,500 notary surety bond cost in Alaska?
Alaska notary bonds are issued instantly for four-year terms and cost as little as $45. Packages that include errors and omissions coverage are also available. Including errors and omissions insurance with your bond ensures you are not held personally liable for mistakes made while notarizing documents. Visit our blog for more information on this essential coverage.
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|Bond Type||Bond Amount||Cost|
|$2,500 Notary Bond $5,000 Errors and Omissions||$2,500||$45|
|$2,500 Notary Bond $10,000 Errors and Omissions||$2,500||$75|
|$2,500 Notary Bond $20,000 Errors and Omissions||$2,500||$95|
Why do I need a notary bond in Alaska?
The Alaska Lieutenant Governor’s office requires notaries public to provide a $2,500 surety bond before they legally perform their duties within the state.
By posting a notary bond in Alaska, notaries (principals) pledge to perform all duties according to law. If the principal fails to adhere to the letter of the law and the surety bond contract, the bond protects harmed parties up to the full bond amount. The notary, in turn, must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.
Considerations for notaries public in Alaska
Alaska notary surety bonds remain valid for four years. The bond remains in full force and effect unless canceled or violated by the notary public.
How to become a notary in Alaska
To become a notary public in Alaska, applicants must first meet the qualifications:
- Applicants must be 18 years of age and residents of Alaska who are legally residing in the United States. Applicants may not have been convicted of a felony or incarcerated for a felony conviction within the 10 years prior to the commission taking effect.
- If you have ever had a notary commission revoked or have been disciplined for notarial misconduct in Alaska or any other jurisdiction, please contact the office to discuss before submitting your application.
- Due to COVID-19, notary paperwork can be submitted by mail or using the online notary database at Notaries.Alaska.Gov.
To become a notary, applicants must:
- Complete an Alaska Notary Commission Application.
- Note: This application must be notarized at item #12.
- Submit an original notary bond for $2,500.
- Pay the $40 application fee (nonrefundable).
- Checks should be made payable to the State of Alaska.
The completed application materials (the bond, application form, and fee should be mailed together) should be submitted to:
Office of Lt. Governor Notary Office
240 Main Street, Room 301
Juneau, Alaska 99801
If you have any questions regarding the application process, email [email protected] for assistance.