An official bond in the sum of $5,000 written for a term of four (4) years must be secured to qualify for a notary commission. The bond must be executed by a company authorized to write surety bonds in Utah.
Obtain a bond
Search online or look in the phone book under “BONDS” or “INSURANCE”. Contact an insurance company that issues bonds.
Most notary bonds cost $50.
The date on your bond will be the date on your commission
Oath of Office
The notary bond MUST be signed and the oath of office signed and notarized prior to submitting your documents to the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, otherwise your bond will be rejected.
Important: A notary bond is not insurance for the notary, but protection for the public. A notary must repay the surety any funds the surety company pays out on the notary’s behalf.
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