Notary Bonds

What is a Notary Bond and Why do I need it?

A Notary bond is a financial guarantee Notaries purchase from a surety company. The bond ensures that, as a Notary, you will fulfill all obligations to protect the public from financial harm resulting from any wrongdoing on your part when performing notarial duties The purpose of a notary bond–surety bond–is to protect the public in case of financial damages that are caused by incorrect notarization. In other words, in the rare event a notary commits fraud or malpractice that could result in a client's financial loss, the notary bond will protect that client.

What do I do next (How do I apply)?

  • You will need to provide:
  • 1. State of Michigan Application for Notary Public (LInK)
  • 2. Copy of Driver’s License or State ID (front and back)