How much does a $10,000 Texas notary public bond cost?
A $10,000 Texas notary public bond costs $50 and can be issued instantly. Errors and omissions coverage is also available in various amounts, depending on the amount of coverage the notary feels is necessary. Including errors and omissions insurance with your bond ensures you are NOT held personally liable for mistakes made while notarizing documents. Learn more about this essential coverage in our Guide to Errors & Omissions Insurance.
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|Bond Type||Bond Amount||Cost|
|$10,000 Notary Bond No Errors & Omissions||$10,000||$50|
|$10,000 Notary Bond $10,000 Errors and Omissions||$10,000||$90|
|$10,000 Notary Bond $20,000 Errors and Omissions||$10,000||$110|
|$10,000 Notary Bond $30,000 Errors and Omissions||$10,000||$130|
How do I become a notary public in Texas?
To be commissioned as a notary public in Texas, an applicant must be a Texas resident, be at least 18 years of age and have a clean criminal record.
Applicants should submit the following materials to the Secretary of State:
Completed Form 2301
Proof of a $10,000 surety bond
Filing fee ($21)
Once an applicant is commissioned, he or she can purchase the required notary seal and record book from any office supply company.
Texas notary public bonds remain in effect for four years and run concurrently with the notary’s commission.
The surety bond form also includes sections for identifying information, qualification statements, the statement of officer and execution.
How do I become an online notary in Texas?
To become an online (remote) notary in Texas, applicants must first meet the eligibility requirements and complete the steps outlined above. After becoming a commissioned notary public in Texas, online notary applicants must:
- Obtain and electronically sign a digital certificate from a third party provider
- The Texas Secretary of State does not have a list of approved providers so ensure the seal contains the words “Notary Public, State of Texas” around a star of 5 points along with the notary public’s name, identification number and commission expiration date. A circular seal cannot be more than 2 inches in diameter and a rectangular version no more than 1 inch wide and 2.5 inches in length. Finally, the seal much have a serrated or milled edge border.
- Apply online through the Secretary of State’s online electronic commissioning system and pay a $50 fee with a credit card
- Applicants will need their digital certificate to complete the application process
If an applicant does not receive a response within 3 business days of successfully submitting their application, they should call 512-463-5705.
Why do I need a Texas notary public bond?
The Texas Secretary of State requires notaries public to post $10,000 surety bonds to protect the general public and the state fromany illegal acts performed in the course of their duty as a notary.
By posting this bond, principals agree to abide by all laws, rules and regulations stated in Chapter 406 of the Texas Government Code, Chapter 121 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code and the Secretary of State’s administrative rules found in Title 1, Chapter 87 of the Texas Administrative Code.