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Louisiana Notary Bond

How much does a Louisiana notary bond cost?

The Louisiana Secretary of State requires that all Louisiana notaries post a $10,000 surety bond.

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Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$10,000 Notary Bond $10,000 $110 for 5 years
$10,000 Notary Bond with $10,000 Errors and Omissions Insurance $10,000 $150 for 5 years

Why do I need this bond?

Notary bonds in Louisiana protect the state and customers from fraudulent activity that might occur at the hand of a notary. By posting this bond, notaries enter into an agreement with both the state and the surety. According to the Louisiana Revised Statutes, notaries cannot:

  • intentionally commit any form of misrepresentation or fraud
  • knowingly certify something as true when it is in fact false
  • notarize any documents pertaining to or benefiting the notary
  • and more

What’s the fine print?

Louisiana notary bonds remain in effect for 5 years from the date of issuance. If the notary fails to comply with the terms of the surety contract, the bond agreement becomes null and void. Once the bond form is completed, it must be filed with the Clerk of Court with a $20 filing fee.

Louisiana Secretary of State Notary and Certifications - What Do I File?

Louisiana State Legislature Chapter 4. Appointment, Qualifications, And Bonds; Of Notaries

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