Kansas Notary Bond
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How much does a Kansas notary bond cost?
Kansas notary public bonds cost $50 for the state-required 4-year term, which includes $10,000 of errors and omissions coverage. You can add additional errors and omissions insurance to your notary package to ensure you're not held personally liable for mistakes made while notarizing documents.
How do you get a notary bond in Kansas?
To get a notary bond, select the errors and omissions insurance amount you would like, then provide your name and address to buy your bond securely online in minutes. Once your payment is received, your official bond documents will be delivered to your email.
How fast can I get a Kansas notary public surety bond?
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What is a Kansas notary bond?
Kansas Legislative Statute 53-5a22 requires a $12,000 notary public surety bond to be filed for notaries commissioned in the state. These bonds require notaries to follow all laws and regulations outlined in the state's statutes when performing notarial acts. If the notary public fails to do so, the bond protects against fraud or other errors.
Kansas notary bonds run continuously for a 4-year term that coincides with the notary's appointment. The surety company can cancel the bond by providing at least 30 days' notice to the Secretary of State.
Why do I need a notary bond in Kansas?
By purchasing a notary surety bond, you agree to notarize documents as required by law. If you fail to provide notary services as required, a claim can be made against your bond to recover resulting damages. Notaries must always reimburse their surety company for any valid claims paid out.
Who commissions notaries in Kansas?
The Kansas Secretary of State enforces commission requirements for individuals who will perform notarization in the state. The SOS manages notary forms filed with their office, including the notary public surety bond and errors & omissions insurance.
Who needs a Kansas notary bond?
All individuals must file a notary surety bond before being commissioned in Kansas.
When does your notary commission expire?
Kansas notary commissions run for 4-year terms and do not automatically renew. The state advises notaries file their renewal paperwork and provide the $25 renewal fee 90 days before their current commission expires.
How do I update or change my Kansas surety bond form?
If the Kansas Secretary of State requires you to to update your surety bond documentation, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change.
How do I renew my notary bond?
Kansas notary bonds must be renewed at the end of their 4-year-term. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, a new surety bond form will be issued and sent to you.
How do I get my notary commission in Kansas?
You must meet the following Kansas notary requirements before applying.
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be a legal resident of Kansas or a resident of a bordering state who regularly works in Kansas
- Be proficient in the English language
- Have no prior felony convictions
- Never have had a notary commission revoked
If you meet these qualifications, complete the following notary application steps.
- Complete the Notary Public Appointment Form.
- Pay the $25 notary application fee by check, money order, or credit card.
- Purchase a notary embosser seal or stamp.
- Purchase and file a $12,000 notary bond. You must include an impression of your seal on the form.
Mail or deliver the completed Notary Public Appointment Form, including the surety bond and impression of the notary stamp or seal, to:
Kansas Secretary of State
120 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594