Notary bond cost
The North Dakota Secretary of State requires notary publics to post $7,500 surety bonds. Surety Bonds issues these bonds instantly. Because no credit check is required, everyone pays just $50 for this 6-year bond! Errors and Omissions Insurance is available for an additional charge.
Why this bond
By posting this bond, principals (notary publics) pledge to perform the duties appointed to them in compliance with the laws of the state, city/county and the Federal Privacy Act of 1974. If the notary violates these terms, a claim can be filed against the bond.
If the claim is validated, the surety will cover damages suffered by the state and individuals up to the full bond amount ($7,500), and the principal must reimburse the surety for damages paid out.
Notary bond details
Notary surety bonds in North Dakota remain valid for 6 years from the effective date. The applicant and a representative of the surety company must sign the bond form before a notary public other than the applicant can authorize it.
Become a notary public
To be eligible to become a notary public in North Dakota, individuals must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.
- Be a resident of North Dakota, have a place of employment/practice in North Dakota or reside in a county that borders North Dakota and is in a state that extends reciprocity to a notary public who resides in a border county of North Dakota
- Be able to read and write in English
The applicant must submit a completed notary application (SFN 11001), a notary bond (SFN 19355) and the $36 application fee made payable to the Secretary of State.
Complete licensing information can be accessed via the Additional information section of this page.
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