Florida notaries are licensed and regulated by the Florida Secretary of State, Notary Commission.
Notary licenses, once granted, are good for 4 years. The $7,500 notary surety bond required is purchased once and lasts for the duration of the notary commission.
In Florida, you will be required to submit the obligation to the surety agency from where you purchased your surety bond (namely, us) and we will submit the application and the surety bond to the Florida Secretary of State.
The $7,500 Florida notary bond is a surety bond required by the Notary Commission as a prerequisite for licensing.
The Commission is also the obligee for this bond.
The notary bond protects others from acts of fraud and criminal malfeasance in their performance of notarial acts.
Of note, the notary bond protects others, only, from wrongful acts committed by a notary.
The cost of the Florida notary bond is a one-time premium of just $50.00.
We refer to this surety bond as “instant issue”.
This means that there is no credit check involved.
You will be merely asked to fill out an application --- which we can take right over the phone – pay the one time premium of $50, and the bond will be filed on your behalf by our agency.
The state only accepts original notary bonds, not copies.
To become a notary public in Florida, you must:
Errors and Omissions Insurance: Insurance which Protects YOU
Whereas the notary bond does not protect the notary, but, rather, others from harmful acts committed by a notary, errors and omissions insurance (E&O insurance) is for the notary and protects the notary.
E&O insurance, however, is not required to obtain the notary license in Florida.
Florida notaries whose notarial activities are either exclusively or primarily mortgage loan signings will probably be required (not by the state of Florida --- but by the mortgage, escrow, or title company) to obtain an E&O policy.
Our agency also offers E&O policies in various amounts.
The E&O policies afford the notary certain protections which also reassure the companies which hire notary agents that they are protected against certain notarial missteps which may otherwise cost a notary or signing agency thousands of dollars.
AmeriPro Surety Bonds is a surety bonds-only agency which provides surety bonds throughout Florida and nationwide.
We thank you for choosing our agency and we look forward to assisting you with obtaining the notary bond you require.