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North Dakota Notary Bond

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with $10,000 Errors & Omissions




with $15,000 Errors & Omissions



with $25,000 Errors & Omissions

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How much does a North Dakota notary bond cost?

North Dakota notary bonds cost $50 for the state-required 4-year term. You can also add errors and omissions insurance coverage to ensure you are not held personally liable for mistakes made while notarizing documents.

How do I get a North Dakota notary bond?

Choose which of the notary packages you would like and provide the following information to buy your bond securely online in minutes.

  • name
  • home address
  • county

Once your payment has been processed, your official North Dakota notary bond will be delivered to your email instantly.

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Bond Type
$7,500Notary Bond without Errors & Omissionswithout Errors & Omissions
$7,500Notary Bond with $10,000 Errors & Omissionswith $10,000 Errors & Omissions
$7,500Notary Bond with $15,000 Errors & Omissionswith $15,000 Errors & Omissions
$7,500Notary Bond with $25,000 Errors & Omissionswith $25,000 Errors & Omissions

What is a North Dakota notary bond?

North Dakota Century Code 44-06. 1-20 requires individuals file a $7,500 surety bond before being commissioned to perform notarial acts. Your surety company will issue your bond for a 4-year term that coincides with your the notary commission. The surety company must notify the state within 30 days if a claim is filed or if the bond will be canceled.

Who regulates notaries in North Dakota?

The North Dakota Secretary of State enforces appointment regulations and manages notary forms for individuals providing notary services in the state.

Why do you need a North Dakota notary bond?

These North Dakota surety bonds protect individuals from fraudulent activity that might occur when notaries validate a document. By filing this bond, notaries agree they'll follow rules outlined in North Dakota state law. If the notary fails to do so, a claim can be filed against the bond.

How do I update or change my notary public bond form?

If the North Dakota Secretary of State requires your personal surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change.

How do I renew my North Dakota notary public bond?

North Dakota notary surety bonds must be renewed whenever the current 4-year term expires. Once you pay your renewal invoice, a new surety bond form will be issued and sent to you for your next notary commission term.

The most common changes for these bonds include:

  • name
  • home address
  • county

Who can become a notary in North Dakota?

Individuals must meet the following requirements to become a North Dakota notary public.

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a U.S citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Be a North Dakota resident, work in North Dakota, or live in a county bordering North Dakota in a state that extends notary public reciprocity to North Dakota
  • Read and write in English

What is the process to become a notary in North Dakota?

Individuals must follow these steps when preparing their applications.

  • Submit a completed notary application online via FirstStop. The name on the application must match the name the applicant intends to use as a notary public exactly. If a middle name or initial is to be used, it must be included.
  • File a $7,500 surety bond.
  • Pay the $36 application fee through a check or money order payable to the Secretary of State. A credit card payment can be submitted alongside the Credit Card Payment Authorization form.
  • Purchase a notary stamp.
  • Affix an impression of the notary stamp on a verification form and file with the Secretary of State.

The Secretary of State will issue a commission certificate after the office has reviewed and approved the notary stamping device. A notary may then perform notarial acts with the stamping device on or after the commencement date listed on the commission certificate.

How do I apply to perform remote online notarizations?

Commissioned notaries public can apply to perform remote online notarizations by notifying the Secretary of State by email ([email protected]), fax, or letter. The request must indicate the third-party technology provider to be used to complete remote online notarizations.

Although the Secretary of State does not endorse specific third-party vendors, it does offer a list of possible providers. As required by state law, notaries must choose a provider with the ability to retain audiovisual recordings for 10 years.

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