How much does a $1,000 notary bond cost in Hawaii?
Hawaii notary bonds are issued instantly for four-year terms for as little as $40. 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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Why do I need this bond?
Notaries in Hawaii must provide the Attorney General with $1,000 surety bonds as a part of their commission requirements.
By posting a notary surety bond in Hawaii, notaries pledge to perform the duties of his or her office in compliance with all laws and rules and regulations of the state. If the principal violates the law and, therefore, the terms of the surety bond agreement, the bond protects any and all persons injured by the principals’ misconduct, neglect or violations from financial loss up to the full bond amount of $1,000.
What’s the fine print?
Hawaii notary bonds remain valid for four years and must match the date of the notary public’s commission.
How to become a notary in Hawaii
Applications to become commissioned as a notary in Hawaii can be downloaded from the Attorney General website must be accompanied by both a letter of justification and a letter of recommendation.
Notaries must submit $1,000 surety bonds after the Attorney General approves the application and before beginning the duties of the office.