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Florida Notary Bond
What is a notary bond?
A notary bond is a three-party obligation. The bonding company guarantees to the Florida Secretary of State's office that it will pay, on behalf of a commissioned Florida notary, any losses incurred by the public up to $7,500 during the notary’s commission term. The surety company will then demand reimbursement from the notary in the event of such paid losses.
Who needs a Florida notary bond?
Florida law requires individuals applying for or renewing a notary commission to maintain a four-year, $7,500 notary bond during their notary commission term as a guaranty that the notary will perform his or her notary duties faithfully.
Where can I purchase a bond?
Florida law requires notaries to purchase a Florida notary bond in the amount of $7,500 from a licensed surety company authorized to do business in Florida. For your protection, all of our bonds are written by CNA Surety, one of the nation's largest surety companies, which maintains the highest reputation in customer satisfaction and claim-handling service. You can purchase a notary bond from AAN by clicking on the button below.
How do I file my notary bond with the Florida Secretary of State?
Florida notary bonds are submitted along with your application to the state. We will file your application and bond electronically with the state and manufacture your notary stamp once you are approved as a notary.
Notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company, Universal Surety of America, or Surety Bonding Company of America, which are subsidiaries of CNA Surety.