Missouri Notary Bond
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How much does a Missouri notary bond cost?
Missouri notary bonds cost $50 for the state-required 4-year term and include $10,000 of errors and omissions insurance coverage. Additional errors and omissions insurance packages are also available to ensure you are not held personally liable for mistakes made while notarizing documents.
How do I get a notary bond in Missouri?
To get a Missouri notary bond, select the errors and omissions package you would like and provide the following information to buy your bond securely online in minutes.
- commission date
Once your payment is received, your official bond documents will be delivered to your email.
How fast can I get a notary public surety bond in Missouri?
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What is a Missouri notary bond?
Missouri Revised Statutes section 486.235 requires individuals file a $10,000 surety bond as part of the notary public commission application process. Missouri notary bonds protect the public and state from a notary public's errors or wrongdoings, which can include the following.
- Notarizing a signature that the notary knows to be fraudulent
- Notarizing a family member's document
- Notarizing a document that includes or benefits the notary
- Notarizing their own signature
The surety company must notify the state at least 30 days before canceling the bond for any reason.
Who regulates appointments for notaries in Missouri?
The Missouri Secretary of State enforces notary appointment requirements for individuals who perform notarial acts. The SOS requires notary bonds coincide with the 4-year notary commission term.
How do you file your notary bond with the Missouri Secretary of State?
Applicants have 7 business days from the date sworn in by their county clerk to mail their signed oath and bond to the following address.
Secretary of State
Notaries & Commissions Unit
PO Box 784
Jefferson City, MO 65102
How do I update or change my notary public bond form?
If the Missouri Secretary of State requires your surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety company. 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 address
- notary oath commissioned county
- notary commission date
How do I renew my notary surety bond in Missouri?
Missouri notary public surety bonds must be renewed whenever the current 4-year term expires. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, a new surety bond form will be issued and sent to you.
What are the requirements for becoming a notary in Missouri?
To become a Missouri notary, a completed application can be submitted online. All applicants must meet the following requirements.
- Be at least 18 years old
- Reside and registered to vote in the commissioned county
- Read and write in English
- Not have had a commission revoked in the past 10 years
Applicants must read the Missouri notary public handbook and complete computer-based training before applying for a notary public commission. The application must be typed and submitted with a $25 fee. The applicant must take the previously purchased notary public surety bond to their county clerks office where they will sign their oath of office.
The notary can only notarize documents in Missouri. A proper notarization must contain the following four items:
- Signature of notary
- Notarial certificate stating the document was signed before notary
- Signature of the notary as commissioned
- Notary seal or notary stamp