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How much does a Michigan notary bond cost?
Michigan notary surety bond costs are $30 for the state-required 6 or 7 year term. An errors and omissions insurance notary package is also available for $55. Including errors and omissions insurance with your bond ensures you are not held personally liable for mistakes made while notarizing documents.
How do you get a notary bond in Michigan?
To get a Michigan notary bond, select the notary package you would like and provide the following information to buy your bond securely online in minutes.
- date of birth
Once your order is processed, your official bond documents will be delivered to your email.
How fast can I get a notary public surety bond in Michigan?
SuretyBonds.com offers instant Michigan notary surety bond purchasing 24/7. You’ll receive your official bond by email once your order has been processed. Orders received by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically emailed same-day.
What is a Michigan notary bond?
Michigan Law on Notarial Acts Section 55.273 requires individuals to file a $10,000 surety bond with their county clerk before filing an application for a notary public appointment. Michigan notary bonds protect against losses if a court judgment is ruled against a notary public due to negligence or professional misconduct.
If a claim is paid on a notary public bond, the surety company will seek reimbursement from the notary. If the original $10,000 bond amount is depleted as the result of a claim payment, the state can require the principal to purchase a supplementary bond.
Who regulates appointments for notaries in Michigan?
The Michigan Department of State enforces notary appointment and bond requirements for individuals who perform notarial acts in the state.
How long is a Michigan notary commission valid?
Michigan notary surety bonds last for 6 or 7 years; the exact bond term and expiration date is determined based on the applicant's birth date. If the bond needs to be canceled, the surety company must provide the state with at least 60 days' notice.
How do I update or change my notary public bond form?
If the Michigan Department of State requires your 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:
- notary public name
- notary public address
- notary oath commissioned county
How do I renew my notary surety bond in Michigan?
Michigan notary surety bonds must be renewed whenever the current term expires. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, a new surety bond form will be issued and sent to you to renew your notary commission.
What does it take to be a notary in Michigan?
Notaries are commissioned officers who serve as unbiased and impartial witnesses to prevent fraud by attesting to the identity of a person signing a document. Notarization verifies the person whose signature appears on a document has appeared before the notary, established their identity, and personally signed.
Applicants must meet the following qualifications to become a notary public.
- be 18 years of age or older
- be a Michigan resident or maintain a place of business in Michigan
- be a US citizen or have proof of legal presence
- be able to read and write in English
- be a resident in the county in which you request appointment
- be free of any criminal record or conviction
Before submitting your Michigan notary application, you must swear an oath of office and file your surety bond with your local county clerk. You must also pay a fee of $10.
Applicants must sign the application with the same name and title that they intend to notarize with (known as their commissioned name). You will receive your wallet-sized notary public commission card within 14 business days.