How much does a notary bond cost in Mississippi?
A surety bond in the amount of $5,000 must be posted to the obligee in order to become a notary in Mississippi. SuretyBonds.com issues these 4-year bonds for just $50! Since there is no credit check, everyone pays the same $50 flat rate.
SuretyBonds.com sells these bonds with Errors and Omissions Insurance for no additional cost.
|Bond Type||Bond Amount||Cost|
|$5,000 Notary Bond||$5,000||$50 for 4 years|
|$5,000 Notary Bond with Errors and Omissions Insurance||$5,000||No additional cost 4 years|
Why do I need this bond?
By posting a notary bond, the notary is taking a pledge to do all jobs commissioned to them fairly and ethically according to the law in Mississippi. If the notary fails to abide by the law or the terms of the bond, then the bond protects any of the harmed parties. The surety pays to settle the claim and the principal must reimburse the surety.
What’s the fine print?
Notary bonds are valid for 4 years in Mississippi. Once an applicant is approved to become a certified notary they are only allowed to do notaries in Mississippi unless they obtain other certifications outside of Mississippi. The Mississippi Secretary of State of reviews and approves all applications.
How to become a notary in Mississippi
Applicants who plan on applying must be 18 years or older. Along with filing a surety bond, applicants must provide the following information, including but not limited to:
- Must be a Mississippi resident for at least 30 days
- File an application with the Secretary of State
- Pay a $25 application fee