How much does a North Dakota notary bond cost?
North Dakota notary bonds are issued instantly starting at just $50 for six years! Errors and omissions coverage is also available for additional premium. 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 this bond?
The North Dakota Secretary of State requires notaries to post $7,500 surety bonds.
By posting this bond, notaries pledge to perform the duties appointed to them in compliance with the laws of the state, city/county and the Federal Privacy Act of 1974. If the notary violates these terms, a claim can be filed against the bond. If the claim is validated, the surety will cover damages suffered by the state and individuals up to the full bond amount ($7,500), and the principal must reimburse the surety for damages paid out.
What’s the fine print?
Notary surety bonds in North Dakota remain valid for six years from the effective date. The applicant and a representative of the surety company must sign the bond form before a notary public other than the applicant can authorize it.
How to become a notary public in North Dakota
To be eligible to become a notary public in North Dakota, individuals must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum 18 years of age
- Citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.
- Resident of North Dakota, have a place of employment/practice in North Dakota or reside in a county bordering North Dakota and in a state that extends reciprocity to a notary public residing in a border county of North Dakota
- Ability to read and write in English
The applicant must submit a completed notary application (SFN 11001), a notary bond (SFN 19355) and the $36 application fee made payable to the Secretary of State.