Utah Notary Bond
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How much does a Utah notary bond cost?
Utah notary public bonds cost $50 for the state-required 4-year term. You can also add errors and omissions insurance to ensure you are not held personally liable for mistakes made while notarizing documents. Notary packages to authorize remote notarization are also available.
How do I get a notary bond in Utah?
Select the notary package you would like and provide your name and county to purchase your bond securely online in minutes. Once your payment is received, your official bond documents will be delivered to your email.
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What is a Utah notary bond?
Utah Code Title 46-1-4 requires individuals file a 4-year $5,000 surety bond as part of its notary commission application filing process. By filing this bond, the principal (notary public) agrees to perform all notarial acts as required by Utah law and avoid committing prohibited acts. If the notary fails to do so, claims can be made against the bond to protect harmed parties from financial loss up to the full $5,000 bond amount. Notaries must reimburse the surety company for any claims paid.
Who commissions notaries in Utah?
The Utah Office of the Lieutenant Governor enforces commission requirements and manages notary forms for individuals appointed as notaries in the state.
How long is the term of a notary public bond in Utah?
Utah notary bonds remain in effect for 4 years from the effective date and must be renewed if the notary will continue providing services. If the notary wishes to cancel their commission, they should notify the state in writing by email, fax or mail and then destroy their commission certificate and notary stamp.
How do I update my notarial bond form?
If the Utah Office of the Lieutenant Governor 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 for these bonds include:
How do I renew my notary bond?
Utah notary surety bonds must be renewed whenever the current 4-year term expires. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, a new surety bond form will be issued and sent to you for your next notary commission term.
How do I become a notary public in Utah?
Applicants must meet the following qualifications before applying for their commission.
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be a U.S citizen or have permanent resident status under Section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act
- Lawfully reside in Utah 30 days before filing and maintain permanent residency after
- Be able to read, write, and understand English
Use the Utah Notary Public Study Guide and Handbook to help you study for the required examination, as well as the other resources provided by the Lieutenant Governor's Office. Then, complete these steps.
- Create an account with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
- Pass the examination and pay the $95 fee. You'll be prompted to pay the $95 testing and administration fee after taking the test. Once you pay, your test is automatically submitted, and the results are immediate. When you pass the test, print out your application.
- Purchase and file a $5,000 bond from a licensed surety company.
- Have your oath of office at the bottom of your bond form notarized.
How do I become a remote notary in Utah?
You must already be a commissioned notary public in the state before completing the following steps.
- Be hired or contracted by an approved vendor to conduct remote notarizations.
- Increase your existing $5,000 bond amount to $10,000 by contacting your bonding company. You can request an increase rider adjustment for your current bond or purchase a new, separate bond.
- Obtain your electronic signature/seal from your vendor.
- Submit your application, additional bond coverage, and copy of your electronic seal or signature by email to [email protected].
- Complete a background check. If you did not submit one when initially becoming a notary, a link to do so will be sent to you once the office has received and processed your application.
- Pay the $50 application fee. Call the Office of the Lt Governor at (801)-538-1041 and pay over the phone with credit or debit card.
Once approved, you will be identified as a remote notary in the state system and receive email confirmation that you are now an active online notary.