Tennessee Notary Bond
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How much does a Tennessee notary bond cost?
Tennessee notary bonds cost $50 for the state-required 4-year term and include $10,000 of errors and omissions insurance. You can add additional errors and omissions insurance coverage to protect yourself financially as a result of notary errors.
How do you get a notary bond in Tennessee?
Select the errors and omissions insurance package you would like. Enter your name and county as they will appear on your notary application. Once your payment is received, your official bond documents will be delivered to your email instantly.
How fast can I get a notary public surety bond?
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What is a Tennessee notary public bond?
Tennessee Code Annotated Statute 8-16-104 requires individuals file a 4-year, $10,000 surety bond as part of the notary appointment process. This bond ensures that the principal lawfully performs their duties and protects affected parties in the event of financial loss from notary errors. If such losses occur, the surety company will pay valid claims up to the full $10,000 bond amount, which the bonded notary must then reimburse.
Who needs a Tennessee notary bond?
Individuals who apply to become notaries must purchase $10,000 Tennessee notary bonds to be filed with their county commission applications.
How do you file your notary bond with the Tennessee Secretary of State?
The Tennessee Secretary of State enforces commission rules for notaries including requirements for notary forms. To apply for a Tennessee notary commission, you'll need to request an application from your county clerk office, which is also where you'll file your application and surety bond paperwork.
How do I update or change my notary bond form?
If the Tennessee Secretary of State or your county clerk requires a change to your bond documentation for any reason, contact your surety company. If you purchased your bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change.
The most common changes requested include updating your individual notary name or commissioned county.
How do I renew my notary public surety bond?
You should renew your notary bond before its current 4-year term expires so you'll remain authorized to perform notary services. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, a new Tennessee notary bond will be emailed to you so you can renew your notary commission.
What are the requirements to become a notary in Tennessee?
You must be a legal U.S. resident who's at least 18 years old and live or work in the county you apply in. If you've committed any of the following acts, you're not eligible to become a Tennessee notary public.
- Been removed as a notary public for official misconduct
- Had any notary commission revoked or suspended
- Been found guilty by a court for unauthorized law practice
You'll need to complete these steps to become a notary public in Tennessee.
- Submit a notary application with your county clerk's office.
- Pay the $12 application fee.
- Get elected by your county legislative body.
- Purchase a $10,000 Tennessee notary surety bond.
- File your bond with your county clerk.
- Purchase your official notary stamp or seal.