$5,000 Notary Bond
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How much will my $5,000 Mississippi notary bond cost?
The cost of a $5,000 Mississippi notary bond starts at $50 with errors and omissions coverage of $10,000 and is good for four years. Including errors and omissions insurance with your bond ensures you are not held personally liable for mistakes made while notarizing documents. For additional errors and omission coverage, the cost of the bond increases slightly. Visit our blog for more information on this essential coverage.
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Why is a Mississippi notary bond required?
A surety bond in the amount of $5,000 must be posted to the Mississippi Secretary of State to become a notary in Mississippi.
By posting a notary bond, notaries public are taking a pledge to do all jobs commissioned to them fairly and ethically, according to the laws of Mississippi. If a notary fails to abide by the law or the terms of the bond, the bond protects any of the harmed parties. The surety pays to settle the claim, and the principal must reimburse the surety.
Considerations for Mississippi notary bonds
Notary bonds are valid for four years in Mississippi. Once an applicant is approved to become a certified notary, he or she is only allowed to notarize documents in Mississippi unless he or she obtains notify commissions beyond Mississippi. The Mississippi Secretary of State reviews and approves all applications.
Mississippi notary public requirements
Applicants who plan on applying must be 18 years or older. Along with filing a surety bond, applicants must:
- Be a Mississippi resident for more than 30 days prior to the application date
- File a notarized application with the Secretary of State. Mail the application, along with the fee, to Secretary of State, Business Services Division, P.O. Box 136, Jackson MS 39205-0136
- Pay the $25 application fee
- File a $5,000 surety bond and the Oath of Office with the Secretary of State
- Obtain an official seal or stamp to affix to documents
It is also important to note that after filing your application, paying your fee, and swearing your oath, the Secretary of State must assign a date for the beginning of your commission before you may begin notarizing.