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Tennessee Notary Bond

How much does a notary bond cost in Tennessee?

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Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$10,000 Notary Bond $10,000 $50 for 4 years
$10,000 Notary Bond with Errors and Omissions Insurance $10,000 No additional cost for 4 years

Why do I need this bond?

By posting a Tennessee notary public bond, the principal (notary) is obligated to faithfully and honestly execute all of his or her duties. This specific bond also guarantees that notaries will file regular reports of all documents notarized and oaths administered. If the principal fails to keep all required records safe or aids someone in committing fraud by verifying a signature that he or she knows to be forged, the harmed party can file a claim against the bond.

What’s the fine print?

Tennessee notary public surety bonds must be filed with the clerk’s office of the county in which the applicant wishes to do business. Notary public surety bonds have a term of 4 years and must be filed within 40 days of the notary’s election.

How to become a notary public in Tennessee

A person must be a legal U.S. resident and 18 years of age to become a notary public. At the time of election, all notaries must be residents of the county for which they were elected. A county legislative member is not prohibited from becoming a notary public; however, they cannot vote on their own appointment.

An applicant for a notary public license should confirm that they have never:

  • been removed from the office of notary public for official misconduct
  • been convicted of giving or receiving a bribe
  • had a notarial commission revoked or suspended by the state
  • been found guilty in any court of the unauthorized practice of law

Should a notary public move his or her place of primary residence out of the relevant county, he or she must notify both the county clerk of the new county and of the previous county.

Tennessee Notary Public Handbook

Tennessee Secretary of State Notaries

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