How much does a $10,000 Louisiana notary bond cost?
Louisiana notary bonds are issued for five-year terms starting at $110. You can also add errors and omissions coverage for additional premium. Including errors and omissions insurance with your bond ensures you are NOT held personally liable for mistakes made while notarizing documents. Visit our blog for more information on this essential coverage.
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|Bond Type||Bond Amount||Cost|
|$10,000 Notary Bond No Errors & Omissions||$10,000||$110|
|$10,000 Notary Bond $10,000 Errors and Omissions||$10,000||$150|
|$10,000 Notary Bond $15,000 Errors and Omissions||$10,000||$160|
|$10,000 Notary Bond $25,000 Errors and Omissions||$10,000||$180|
Why do I need a Louisiana notary public bond?
The Louisiana Secretary of State requires that all Louisiana notaries post a $10,000 surety bond.
Notary bonds in Louisiana protect the state and customers from fraudulent activity that might occur at the hand of a notary. By posting this bond, notaries enter into an agreement with both the state and the surety that they will act in accordance with the Louisiana Revised Statutes. A claim may be filed against the bond if the notary fails to abide by all relevant rules and regulations.
How do I become a notary in Louisiana?
To become a notary in Louisiana, applicants must first complete an Application to Quality stating they:
- are at least 18 years old
- are a resident of Louisiana
- are registered to vote in the parish they are seeking commission
- have no prior convictions of a felony and not been pardoned
- are able to read, write and speak English
- hold a diploma from high school or state-approved home study program, or successfuly completed the GED test
Once the Application to Qualify has been approved, applicants will receive an email with their application ID and access code to submit their commission documents online. This includes an Oath of Office, Signature form, and a certificate of good standing from the Louisiana Supreme Court.
The application ID and access code will also allow applicants to register for the online pre-assessment for the notary exam. After completing the pre-assessment, the LSU Center for Assessment and Evaluation will send login instructions for the state notary exam via email. Applicants must get their Application to Qualify approved, along with completing their pre-assessment and obtaining the examination registration 30 days prior to the exam. It is highly encouraged to submit these materials well in advance of the deadline.
Fees associated with becoming a commissioned notary public in Louisiana are as follows:
- Application to Qualify filing fee - $35
- Notary Exam Pre-Assessment - $30
- Notary Public Exam Registration - $100
- Commission Fee - $35
What else should I know about notary bonds in Louisiana?
Louisiana notary bonds remain in effect for five years from the date of issuance. If the notary fails to comply with the terms of the surety contract, the bond agreement becomes null and void. Once the bond form is completed, it must be filed with the Clerk of Court with a $20 filing fee.
Louisiana Secretary of State Notary and Certifications - What Do I File?
Louisiana State Legislature Chapter 4. Appointment, Qualifications, And Bonds; Of Notaries