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Washington, D.C. Notary Bond

How much does a notary bond cost in Washington D.C.?

Notaries in Washington, D.C. must post a $2,000 surety bond. SuretyBonds.com issues these bonds for 5 years and just $50!

There is no credit check required so everyone pays the same flat, low rate. Errors and Omissions Insurance is available for a small additional cost.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$2,000 Notary Bond $2,000 $50 for 5 years
$2,000 Notary Bond with Errors and Omissions Insurance $2,000 $90 for 5 years

Why do I need this bond?

Washington, D.C. notary bonds protect the public and state from financial losses and other consequences resulting from a notary’s wrongdoings or mistakes. The bond makes sure proper compensation is given to an individual harmed as a result of errors or mistakes committed by a notary while on the job.

What’s the fine print?

Notaries are commissioned for 5 years in accordance with Title 1 Section 1201 of the Code of the District of Columbia. The notary certification is only valid in the District of Columbia. The Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications (ONCA) approves and commissions individuals as DC notaries.

How to become a notary in Washington D.C.

All applicants must be 18 years or older and must submit and prove the following in an application to the Office of the Secretary:

  • You must live or work in the District of Columbia
  • Provide a $75 application fee
  • New applicants or notaries who have not renewed their certification must attend orientation

Before submitting the application, applicants can find the answers to many questions by referring to the Notary Public Handbook in the important links section of this page. Any questions about the bond can be directed right to us at SuretyBonds.com.

DC Notary Handbook

Washington D.C. Notary Commission

Notary Public Application

Notary Public Code and Municipal Regulations

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