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Notary Public: Purpose
A Utah notary public has the responsibility of doing one principal thing: Personally witness signatures in an attempt to prevent fraud.
Becoming Licensed as a Utah Notary Public
The following are the prerequisites to become a Utah notary public:.
- You must be able to read English and you must be a United States citizen or have legal residency in Utah;
- You must be a resident of the state of Utah for at least 30 days prior to receiving your notary commission;
- You must pass a qualifying examination. As of this writing (2018), the study guide offered by the details the duties of a Utah notary public; however, applicants should always search for the latest study guide as rules may change;
- Before taking the examination (which is offered online), you’ll need to create an online account.
- Taking the exam costs $95; results from the exam are immediate.
- After passing the qualifying examination, you’ll be able to print out the application;
- You’ll need to get obtain the Utah oath of office;
- Finally, you’ll need to purchase the $5,000 Utah notary bond. The cost of the bond is $50.00.
Utah Notary Bond: The Purpose
The purpose of the Utah notary bond is to protect the public from any potential acts of fraud or criminal malfeasance committed while performing duties as a notary.
The Utah notary bond does not, therefore, protect the notary in the least.
The bond, again, is issued to protect the public.
Because this is so, Utah notary publics should seriously consider an Errors and Omissions (E&O) policy offered by AmeriPro Surety Bonds.
An E&O policy is insurance which, in fact, protects the notary; however, E&O insurance is not required to be licensed.
We offer E&O insurance in different amounts.
The cost is quite minimal when you consider the amount of protection offered to the notary.
It’s something to consider.
Utah Notary Bond: Duration
The Utah notary bond is issued for a period of 4 years to run concurrent with the notary license.
The bond will need to be renewed when the Utah notary public license is renewed.
Getting a Utah Notary Bond is Easy
The Utah notary bond is an “instant issue” bond.
You merely fill out our application, pay the premium, and the bond is issued to you immediately.
There is no credit check for this bond.
About AmeriPro Surety Bonds
AmeriPro Surety Bonds provides notary bonds, E&O insurance for notary publics, license and permit bonds, and bonds of all types throughout Utah.
We also provide surety bonds in all 50 states.