How much does a $7,500 North Dakota notary bond cost?
North Dakota notary bonds are issued instantly, starting at just $50 for four years of coverage. Errors and omissions coverage is also available for an 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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|Bond Type||Bond Amount||Cost|
|$7,500 Notary Bond No Errors & Omissions||$7,500||$50|
|$7,500 Notary Bond $10,000 Errors and Omissions||$7,500||$90|
|$7,500 Notary Bond $15,000 Errors and Omissions||$7,500||$100|
|$7,500 Notary Bond $25,000 Errors and Omissions||$7,500||$120|
Why do I need a notary bond in North Dakota?
The North Dakota Secretary of State requires notaries to post surety bonds. By posting the bond, notaries pledge to perform the duties appointed to them in compliance with the laws of the state, the city or 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, and the principal must reimburse the surety for damages paid.
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, a notary bond, and the $36 application fee made payable to the Secretary of State. Upon approval of the application, a certificate of authorization will be issued to the individual, with the ability to purchase a notary stamp from a vendor of choice. Once the notary stamp is received from the vendor, the applicant must affix an impression of the notary stamp on a verification form and return that form to the Secretary of State.
Notary surety bonds in North Dakota remain valid for four 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 remote notary in North Dakota
Notaries public commissioned in the state of North Dakota can apply for the ability to perform remote online notarizations. The individual must notify the Secretary of State via email ([email protected]), fax, or letter that the notary public intends to perform remote online notarial acts. Additionally, notaries public must also choose a third-party technology provider that specializes in remote online notarizations and notify the Secretary of State. While the Secretary of State does not endorse any specific third-party vendor, a list of possible providers is available. As required by state law, notary publics must choose a provider with the ability to retain audiovisual recordings for 10 years.