The notary commission granted by Department is for a period of 4 years.
The notary bond has just a onetime premium of just $50.00 and lasts for the duration of your 4-year commission.
The Pennsylvania notary bond is not an insurance policy which protects you as a notary.
Rather, the notary surety bond exists to protect members of the public – your fellow citizens in the Commonwealth --- from wrongful or fraudulent acts committed by a notary in the performance of their professional duties.
The notary bond serves as a guarantee that persons who can really demonstrate and prove financial harm may recover their losses up to the bond’s $10,000 amount (in total).
Should a claim be paid on a surety bond, it is the legal responsibility of the notary to reimburse the surety for all costs involved.
For this reason, though it is not required for licensing, applicants for the notary bond may wish to consider a low-cost Errors and Omissions policy which may protect against unintentional wrongful acts.
Qualifying for the notary bond is simple.
There is a short application which is easiest to complete directly over the phone.
We’ll ask the basics: Name, address, date of your commission, etc.
There is no credit check. The bond will be issued immediately upon completion of the application and payment of the premium.
In addition to the $50.00 $10,000 Pennsylvania notary bond, to become a notary in the Commonwealth, you must:
As for the application process itself, to become a notary:
AmeriPro Surety Bonds is a surety bonds-only agency.
We provide license and permit, contractor, court and fiduciary surety bonds throughout the Commonwealth.
Our agency also provides surety bonds nationwide.