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)