There may be other definitions which apply, but a notary is someone who witnesses signatures in an effort to prevent fraud.
In addition to the general qualifications of a resident or non-resident Missouri notary license, you are required to furnish a $10,000 surety bond to the Missouri Secretary of State.
In Missouri, your bond may be filed online.
The $10,000 Missouri notary bond will cost you a onetime payment of $50 for the term of your 4 year commission.
As an applicant for this bond, you will just simply complete an application with an agent, provide the date of your commission, and pay the $50 premium for the bond.
Thereafter, the bond will be issued by our agency. A copy of the bond can be emailed to you and the original bond will follow by mail within the same or the following business day.
The notary surety bond does not protect you; it protects others from errors a notary may commit in the course of performing notarial acts.
The Missouri notary bond, then, is a financial guarantee written for the state and the people of Missouri, which guarantees that you will be in compliance with all laws, statutes, and amendments regarding witnessing and notarizing documents.
The bond protects the Missouri consumer from the failure to comply with such laws and which in turn is causes harm.
As principal of the notary surety bond, if a claim were paid against your bond, you would be obliged to indemnify the surety; it is not an insurance policy.
AmeriPro Surety Bonds is a surety bonds only agency which provides notary bonds, other license and permit, and fiduciary surety bonds throughout Missouri.
Please call our agency today. Obtaining this bond only takes a few minutes.
Or, you may fill out the contact form below and an agent will call you.