How to purchase a notary bond in Idaho
The state of Idaho requires notary publics to post a surety bond to be eligible to operate in the state. The bonds protect the public from any financial losses resulting from the notary’s negligence or misconduct. They are issued for six-year terms and remain in effect unless canceled by the surety company.
You can apply online for the bond directly through a surety company or agency. After your application is approved, you will receive a surety bond quote with the bond premium. If you accept the quote, you pay the premium and the surety company issues you the bond.
Unlike other types of surety bonds, Idaho notary bonds do not require a credit check as part of the underwriting process. As a result, the bonds are often issued instantly upon completing the application.
How much is a notary bond in Idaho?
All Idaho notary publics must post a $10,000 surety bond. The surety company issuing the bond determines the percentage of the total bond amount you need to pay as a premium. Premiums for Idaho notary public bonds generally cost $40.
How to become a notary in Idaho?
To be appointed as an Idaho notary public, you must meet the following requirements set forth by the Idaho Secretary of State:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Must reside or work in the State of Idaho
- Must have not been convicted of a felony or removed from office in the past 10 years
If you meet these requirements, you can receive your notary commission by completing the following steps:
- Complete the Idaho notary application
- Post the $10,000 surety bond
- Purchase notary supplies
- Obtain errors and omissions insurance (optional)
There is a $30 filing fee for the notary application. For more details on becoming a notary public in Idaho, you can visit the Idaho Secretary of State website.