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Washington State Notary Public Bond

Who needs a Washington State Notary Public Bond?

The Washington State Department of Licensing requires notaries maintain a $10,000 surety bond. The surety bond covers the full 4-year commission. The bond is a required to be submitted along with your Notary Public Commission Application.

Why is the Washington State Notary Public Bond required?

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

General Questions
What is a surety bond? 
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.