How much does a notary public bond cost in California?
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Why do I need this bond?
Notary publics in California must post $15,000 surety bonds before legally conducting acts as a notary within the state. By posting a notary bond in California, notaries pledge that they will perform all duties required of him or her by the state ethically and in full compliance with all state laws.
If the principal fails to conduct notarial acts in compliance with the letter of the law and the terms of the surety bond contract, the bond protects harmed parties from financial loss up to the full amount of the bond. The principal must pay the surety for all damages paid out.
What’s the fine print?
California notary bonds remain in full force for four years or until canceled, and the effective date must match the notary’s commission date.
How to become a notary public in California
Every person appointed as a notary public in California must adhere to the following requirements:
- Minimum 18 years of age
- Legal California resident
- Complete course of study approved by Secretary of State
- Pass written examination prescribed by Secretary of State
- Clear background check
- Submit fingerprints via Live Scan
- Complete commission packet
- Purchase notary public materials
- File Notary Public Oath and bond