California Notary’s Bond

Who needs a California Notary’s Bond?

The California Secretary of State requires notaries maintain a $15,000 surety bond. The surety bond covers the full 4-year commission. The bond is a required part of the Notary Public Application.    

Why is the California Notary’s Bond required?

The surety bond protects the State of California from financial losses resulting from improper or unlawful conduct by a California Notary Public.

Bond Terms
Amount and Term
Starting at $15,000 for Four Years
Starting at $50 for Four Years
Issue Type
Instant Issue
Instant Issue Bolt

State of California

Secretary of State, Notary Public Section

P.O. Box 942877

Sacramento, CA 94277–0001

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General Questions

What is a surety bond?

A surety bond is a three-party agreement among a principal, an obligee, and a surety.

The bond formalizes the principal's obligation to the obligee. The surety guarantees that the principal will fulfill their obligation.

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