How much does an Arizona notary bond cost?
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Why do I need this bond?
Prior to being commissioned, notaries in Arizona must provide the Secretary of State with a $5,000 surety bond.
Arizona notary surety bonds ensure notaries adhere to all laws, rules and regulations stated in the Arizona Revised Statutes—specifically Title 41.
Arizona notary bonds ensure if any of these provisions are violated and a valid claim is made against the bond, the surety will cover any damages up to the full bond amount. The principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.
What’s the fine print?
Arizona notary bonds are issued for four year terms and must be submitted to the Secretary of State within 30 days of issuance. The bond needs to be renewed each term for as long as the notary wishes to keep their commission active. The surety may cancel the bond at any time as long as 30 days’ notice is given to the Secretary of State.
How to become a notary public in Arizona
In order to be eligible for a notary commission in Arizona, the following requirements must be met:
- Arizona Resident
- Minimum 18 years of age
- Can read/write English
- United States citizen or legal permanent resident
- No felony convictions or convictions involving moral turpitude or inappropriate conduct as it relates to the duties of a notary public
These eligibility requirements are established by Arizona Revised Statutes § 41-312(E).
Qualified applicants must complete an application form, submit a $5,000 surety bond, and pay a $25 application fee and $18 notary bond filing fee.