Notary Public Bonds

Directors / Officers Liability InsuranceWe are your Florida Notary Headquarters! Locally owned & operated!

Notary Public Bonds — NEW or RENEWAL — Vermost Insurance Agency, through Suretyware software, makes the process easy, fast and efficient! Whether you are renewing your Notary Commission, or obtaining it for the first time, our process is designed to expedite obtaining the Notary Bond in a secure environment – WITH a “real” person to talk to if you have questions or to help resolve any issues. We pride ourselves on our support during the application process and after you are issued your commission.

HOW MUCH?

Packages start at $121.99; the Basic Package includes:

  • State Required $7,500 Notary Bond (4 year)
  • State Application Fee
  • Customized Basic Self Inking Stamp
  • Certificate suitable for display
  • ALL Local & State Sales Tax
  • FREE On-line class (required for new Notary Commissions only)
  • FREE shipping
  • $5,000 of Errors & Omissions Protection

Other packages are available… follow the link to www.FLNotaryPublic.com to see details.

HOW FAST?

Once all the required original documentation is received in our office (the State of Florida requires original signatures), it usually takes 10 to 14 days to receive your commission.

HOW DO I START?

New Notary Public Bonds:

  • Follow the link and take the 3-Hour Notary Course (required).
  • Print the Certificate of 3-Hour Notary Course Completion, sign and date.
  • Complete the New Notary Bond Application, print it and sign it.
  • Complete the Affidavit of Character (part of the application), and have someone you have known for at least one year (who is not related to you), sign it.
  • Print the Supplies order form. Choose your package.
  • Gather all elements – Certificate of Course Completion, Application, Affidavit of Character, and Supply Order Form. Enclose a check (or include Credit Card – Visa/MC – information on the Supply Order Form) and send all items to our office. We need the original documentation with original signatures.

Renewal Notary Public Bonds (you may renew your commission through us, even if you obtained the original Notary Bond through another company):

  • Complete the Renewal Notary Bond Application, print it and sign it.
  • Complete the Affidavit of Character (part of the application), and have someone you have known for at least one year (who is not related to you), sign it.
  • Print the Supplies order form. Choose your package.
  • Gather all elements – Renewal Notary Application, Affidavit of Character, and Supply Order Form. Enclose a check (or include Credit Card – Visa/MC – information on the Supply Order Form) and send all items to our office. We need the original documentation with original signatures. Remember, the 3-Hour Notary Bond Class is NOT required for renewals.

OTHER SERVICES…

  • In-Person Class, FL Approved Notary Education Provider. $197 plus tax. Price includes everything in the Basic Package AND the In-Person Class instruction. Contact our office for schedule information.
  • Change address or name
  • Report a Lost Notary Stamp
  • Replacement/re-order Stamp
  • Replacement/re-order Certificate
  • Add additional Errors & Omissions Insurance to current Notary Bond
  • Resign your commission
  • License Revoked
  • Disciplinary Actions Taken
  • Felony
  • Declaration of Domicile – Vermost Insurance Agency office site FREE notarizing for Non-citizens when dropping off an application.

Notary Bonds Protect the Public
Notary Errors & Omissions Insurance Protects You! 

WHAT IS ERRORS & OMISSIONS INSURANCE AND WHY DO I NEED IT?

Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance protects you, the Notary Public, from legal expenses and damages caused by your notarial acts. It is not required, but it is highly recommended since the bond only protects the public, while E&O Insurance protects you. Our packages include $5,000 worth of E&O protection. You may purchase higher limits.

Here’s a few examples of how small mistakes can be costly.

  • A notary lost a claim of $2,381 that he acknowledged a forged signature. Another notary is currently fighting a similar claim involving $14,671.
  • A notary was sued for allegedly affixing her seal to a forged signature on a certificate of title. Even though a judgment was rendered in favor of the notary, she incurred $560 in legal fees.
  • As an employee, a Notary, acting under instructions from a manager, witnessed signatures in a real estate transaction, which later proved to be forgeries. This notary was held liable for $5,000 in damages and $2,493 in court costs.

If not for Errors and Omissions insurance, these Notaries would have paid out of pocket for the claims and legal fees. Can you afford legal fees or judgments for a mistake or omission of your notary responsibilities?

How Much Errors & Omissions Insurance should I purchase?

$5,000 worth of E&O Insurance comes with all our packages. You need to determine the value of the transactions you typically notarize. What could a mistake cost you? Then add estimated legal fees/lawyer’s fees/court costs.