Oklahoma Notary Bond
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How much does an Oklahoma notary bond cost?
Oklahoma notary bonds cost $25 for the state-required 4-year term, which includes $5,000 of errors and omissions insurance coverage. You can add additional errors and omissions insurance to ensure you aren't held personally liable for mistakes made while notarizing documents.
How do you get a notary bond in Oklahoma?
Select the errors and omissions insurance package you want and provide the following information to buy your Oklahoma notary bond securely online in minutes.
- commission number
Once your payment is received, your official bond documents will be delivered to your email.
How fast can I get an Oklahoma notary public bond?
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What is an Oklahoma notary bond?
Oklahoma Statute §49-2 requires individuals file a $1,000 surety bond as part of the notary commission application process. These bonds ensure individuals perform their notarial duties according to state laws. Oklahoma notary bonds must be filed within 60 days of a notary's commission. They remain valid for the state's required 4-year term.
The state does not authorize a notary public to notarize documents until their oath of office, bond, and official seal have been approved.
Why do you need a notary bond in Oklahoma?
As a notary public, you must purchase and file a surety bond to protect others from mistakes, negligence, or misuse of your notary stamp and signature. If you fail to follow state law, a claim can be filed against your bond. If the claim is valid, the surety company will pay harmed parties up to the full $12,000 bond amount, and you would then be responsible for reimbursing the surety company.
Who commissions notaries in Oklahoma?
The Oklahoma Secretary of State regulates commission requirements for notaries in the state. The SOS manages all notary forms and maintains filed notary packages.
How do I update or change my notary bond form?
If the Oklahoma Secretary of State requires your surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change.
The most common changes include:
- commission number
How do I renew my notary bond?
Your bond must be renewed when the 4-year notary commission term expires. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, a new surety bond form will be issued and sent to you.
How do I get my Oklahoma notary commission?
You must meet the following requirements before applying to be a notary in Oklahoma.
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have no felony convictions
- Maintain proficiency in the English language
If you meet the notary commission requirements above, complete these steps.
- Complete your notary application.
- Pay a $25 application fee.
- Order notary seal.
- Purchase a surety bond.
- Pay the $10 filing fee.
The oath of office, loyalty oath, official signature, notary seal impression, and notary public surety bond must be filed with the Secretary of State within 60 days of an individual's commission being issued.
How do I become a remote notary in Oklahoma?
Oklahoma Senate Bill 915 allows notaries with an active commission to perform remote online notarizations by filling out the remote online notarization application. The Secretary of State must provide written approval to the notary before they begin. Upon approval, notaries must keep an electronic journal of all remote notary duties.
Remote online notaries may charge a maximum $25 fee for services. If a remote online notary doesn't personally know the individual whose documents are being notarized, the notary must verify the identity of the principal through a multi-factor identification process that includes credential analysis and identity proofing.