Louisiana Notary Bond
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How much does a Louisiana notary bond cost?
Louisiana notary bonds cost $110 for the state-required 5-year term. You can also add errors and omissions insurance coverage to ensure you are not held personally liable for mistakes made while notarizing documents. Although not technically required by the state, they do highly encourage including errors and omissions insurance with the bond.
How do you get a notary bond in Louisiana?
To get a Louisiana notary bond, select the notary package you would like and provide the following information 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 Louisiana notary bond?
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What is a Louisiana notary public bond?
Louisiana Revised Statutes 35:191 requires individuals to file a $10,000 surety bond to be appointed as a notary public.
Louisiana notary bonds remain in effect for 5 years from the date of issuance. Once the bond form has been provided by a surety company, it must be filed with the Clerk of Court with a $20 filing fee.
Who regulates notaries in Louisiana?
The Louisiana Secretary of State enforces notary appointment regulations and manages notary forms for notaries working in the state.
Why do you need a Louisiana notary public bond?
These Louisiana surety bonds protect individuals from fraudulent activity that might occur at the hand of a notary. By filing this bond, notaries agree they'll follow rules outlined in the Louisiana Revised Statutes. If a notary fails to do so, a claim can be filed against their bond.
How do I update or change my Louisiana notary bond form?
If the Louisiana Secretary of State requires your personal surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change.
The most common changes for these bonds include:
How do I renew my notary public surety bond in Louisiana?
Louisiana notary surety bonds must be renewed whenever the current 5-year term expires. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, a new surety bond form will be issued and sent to you for your next notary commission term.
What is the process to become a notary in Louisiana?
1. To become a notary in Louisiana, applicants must meet all eligibility requirements.
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be a resident of Louisiana
- Be a registered voter in the parish in which you're applying
- Be able to read, write and speak English
- Have no prior convictions of a felony and not been pardoned
- Have a high school diploma or state-approved home study program, or successfully completed the GED test
2. If you meet all of the state's eligibility requirements you can complete the Application to Qualify on the Secretary of State's website and pay the $35 application fee.
3. Once the Application to Qualify has been approved, applicants will receive an email with their application ID and access code to submit their commission documents online. This includes an Oath of Office signature form and a certificate of good standing from the Louisiana Supreme Court
3. Register for the Notary Exam Pre-Assessment. The LSU Center for Assessment and Evaluation will send log-in instructions by email.
4. Once your pre-assessment score is in, you will be able to register for the state exam.
5. Register for the state notary exam at least 45 days in advance. All previous steps must be completed no less than 30 days before your exam date.
6. Pass the state-required exam.
7. Execute two Oath of Office forms. One original oath form and your bond with optional (but highly encouraged) errors & omissions insurance must be filed with your parish's clerk of court. The Louisiana Secretary of State gets the second oath form along with your official signature page, original or certified true copy of your bond with any errors and omissions insurance signed by the parish clerk of court.
Fees associated with becoming a commissioned notary public in Louisiana are as follows.
- Application to Qualify: $35
- Notary Exam Pre-Assessment: $30
- Notary Public Exam Registration: $100
- Surety Bond: $110 (plus any optional errors and omissions insurance)
- Commission Fee: $35