Notary Bond

A great deal of legal authority is put into the hands of notaries. Because of this, many states require that notaries file a surety bond to ensure they’ll perform their duties ethically and according to law. In most cases, notaries must post a surety bond before they can be legally licensed.

The state of Texas requires every Notary to purchase a $10,000 surety bond in order to protect the public financially from the possibility of a negligent mistake or intentional misconduct.

Notary Errors & Omissions Insurance

Notary E&O Insurance is designed to protect Notaries.  If you make an unintentional mistake or a false claim is filed against you, it could cost you thousands of dollars to defend yourself in a lawsuit simply to prove you acted responsibly. Don't assume you are covered by your employer. With Errors & Omissions Insurance you don't have to worry. Why take a chance?

We recommend you purchase a policy that equals the length of your 4-year, Texas Notary Commission term. 

But why purchase E&O Insurance when the state already requires a bond?

It's important to remember that a notary bond is not insurance protection for you, as a Notary. The bond protects the public from financial harm that may result from any negligent act, mistake, or intentional misconduct that is committed while performing a notarization.

If you make an unintentional mistake or omission, or someone files a false claim against you, it could cost you thousands of dollars to defend yourself in a lawsuit simply to prove that you acted responsibly. In addition, if a claim is made against your bond, you are required by law to pay it back! You could also be held financially responsible for any additional costs above the amount of your bond, which could include court costs, legal fees, and other expenses.

Notary Errors & Omissions Insurance is designed to protect Notaries, and policies include coverage for your legal defense by an attorney with expertise in Notary law as well as any legal fees and court costs.

Various limits of liability are available to meet your individual needs. Contact us today to request your free, no obligation quote today!