Why do you Need a Michigan Notary Bond

Michigan Notary BondThe State of Michigan requires a Notary Bond to become a Michigan Notary. A Michigan Notary bond protects the public from mistakes you make while performing your notarial duties during the term of your commission that result in damage to the public. The bond protects against errors, omission, or negligence caused by the Notary either voluntarily or involuntarily.  In cases where the Notary is at fault, the bond is a financial guarantee up to the limits of the bond. 

How do you apply for a Michigan Notary Bond

Your Michigan Notary Public application must include your driver’s license number, full name, date of birth, residential address (the address on your driver’s license or state id), business address, and telephone number. Click the highlighted link for the Michigan Notary Application to print copy of the notary application. Your social security is not needed and the application does not require a credit check.

You can fill out the form below to submit your Notary Bond application.  Most bonds can be issued within 1 business day.  You will need the bond when your County Clerk administers the Oath of Office.

How Much does a Michigan Notary Bond Cost

The bond will be either six or seven years term; the exact length of time depends on the applicant’s birth date. The cost will be a one-time payment of $50 for that period.  To terminate your bond for any reason requires 60 days’ prior notice.

What is needed to get a Notary Bond

Finally, more information on what is needed for a bond in Michigan can be found @ Michigan Notary Bond Requirements or purchase your bond by calling 248-888-1134.