$25,000 Notary Bond
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How much does a $25,000 notary bond cost in Montana?
A $25,000 Montana notary bond can be issued instantly and costs just $40. Errors and omissions coverage is also available. Including errors and omissions insurance with your bond ensures you are not held personally liable for mistakes made while notarizing documents. Visit our blog for more information on this essential coverage.
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Why do I need a Montana notary bond?
The Secretary of State requires notaries to submit a $25,000 surety bond before being commissioned in Montana to protect against fraudulent acts. By posting this bond, principals (notaries) agree to abide by all rules and regulations stated in the Montana Code Annotated.
If a notary public fails to perform his or her duties as required by state regulations, a claim can be made against the bond to cover losses.
Considerations for Montana notary bonds
The state does not have a specific form available for this bond requirement, which means the surety company will issue this bond on a generic form. Montana notary bonds are issued for a four-year term.
How to become a Montana notary
To become a Montana notary, applicants must meet the following qualifications:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
- Be a resident of Montana or be the spouse or legal dependent of military personnel assigned to active duty in Montana; maintain a place of business in the state of Montana that is registered pursuant to Title 35 and meets the applicable business licensing requirements of its local government; be regularly employed at an office, business, or facility located within Montana by an employer registered to do business in Montana; or hold a current professional license to practice the profession in Montana
- Be able to read and write English
Applicants who meet the criteria must do the following to become a Montana notary:
- Complete at least four hours of approved training.
Save an electronic copy of the certificate; you will be required to download a copy when submitting your online application.
- Take and pass the Montana Notary Exam.
You will need to submit a copy of the exam certificate with your online filing. You can request that the exam certificate be emailed to you and save it; alternately, you can download a hard copy of the certificate and scan it before beginning the online application.
- Obtain a notary surety bond for $25,000.
You must use the name that you intend to use as your official notary name.
Montana requires all surety companies to use a standardized notary bond form that also includes the Statement and Oath of Office.
- Complete the Montana Notary Public Online Application.
You will need to create an account a Montana ePass account to log on to the Online Notary Portal.
You can track the process of your application by logging in to check your “Work Queue.”
- Download your certificate of commission.
- Obtain your seal or stamp and notary journal.
If you have questions about becoming a Montana notary, you can contact the Secretary of State’s office by calling (406) 444-1877 or emailing [email protected].Ready to get started?