How much does a notary public surety bond cost in Nevada?
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Why do I need this bond?
Prior to being commissioned as a Nevada notary, applicants are required to submit a $10,000 surety bond to the Nevada Secretary of State. Nevada notary bonds ensure that the notary will not violate the public’s trust through negligence of their duties without funds being available to reimburse those who suffer losses. Notaries will be held liable and a claim may be made against their bond if they are found to have engaged in any of the following acts:
- Accepting other payments besides authorized fee for notarial act such as excess commission, advantages, titles, interest or property
- Knowing that customer’s signature on notarized document has been forged
- Influencing a person to engage in an unlawful transaction
- Allowing others to use his or her notary stamp or sign his or her signature
- Certifying a document containing information known by notary to be false
- Certifying photocopies of birth, death, marriage certificates or divorce decrees
- Performing notarial acts on documents that are not entirely filled out or signed
What’s the fine print?
Nevada notary surety bonds are required by the Nevada Secretary of State and are valid for four years. Notice must be given at least 30 days prior to cancellation, whether cancellation is due to expiration, suspension or revocation of license.
The applicant must specify in what city the bond is executed. If a notary public changes his or her mailing address, place of business or signature during the period in which the bond is in effect, he or she must submit a request for an amended certificate of appointment with a $10 fee.