How much will my $500 notary bond cost in Wisconsin?
Wisconsin notary bonds are issued instantly for four years starting at just $20. Select whether or not you wish to include errors and omissions and click Buy Now to purchase a Wisconsin notary bond directly through our site. Errors and omissions coverage ensures you are NOT held personally liable for mistakes made while notarizing documents. Visit our blog for more information on this essential insurance.
The online bond checkout allows you to buy your bond safely and securely. It only takes a few minutes to be on your way to getting bonded as a Wisconsin notary.
Why do I need this bond?
The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions requires that all notaries submit a $500 bond prior to conducting business in the state.
By posting a surety bond, Wisconsin notaries guarantee that they will faithfully perform all duties commissioned to them. If a notary fails to adhere to the rules and regulations of the state of Wisconsin, the bond protects the state and general public from financial losses resulting from the notary’s negligence or faulty business practices up to the full bond amount. The notary must then reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.
What’s the fine print?
Wisconsin notary bonds must be submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. They will run continuously for four years from the effective date.
The bond must be sent in the same envelope as your complete oath of office, application and $20 application filing fee.
How to become a notary public in Wisconsin
In addition to posting a surety bond, potential Wisconsin notary publics must do the following to get licensed:
- Minimum 18 years of age
- Resident of the United States
- Minimum equivalent of an eighth grade education
- No unacceptable arrest or convictions records under Wisconsin Statutes
- Purchase an engraved official seal or official rubber stamp
- Submit oath of office form
- Pay $20 filing fee