Arkansas Notary Bond

What is a notary bond?

A notary bond is a three-party obligation. The bonding company guarantees to the Arkansas Secretary of State's office that it will pay, on behalf of a commissioned Arkansas notary, any losses incurred by the public up to $7,500 during the notary’s commission term. The surety company will then demand reimbursement from the notary in the event of such paid losses. 

Who needs an Arkansas notary bond?

Arkansas law requires individuals applying for or renewing a notary commission to maintain a ten-year, $7,500 notary bond during their notary commission term as a guaranty that the notary will perform his or her notary duties faithfully.

Where can I purchase a bond?

Arkansas law requires notaries to purchase an Arkansas notary bond in the amount of $7,500 from a licensed surety company authorized to do business in Arkansas. For your protection, all of our bonds are written by CNA Surety, one of the nation's largest surety companies, which maintains the highest reputation in customer satisfaction and claim-handling service. You can purchase a notary bond from AAN by clicking on the button below.

How do I file my notary bond with the Arkansas Secretary of State?

You are required to submit your Arkansas notary bond at the same time that you are completing the notary application on the secretary of state’s website.

Arkansas notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company (established 1900). Kal Tabbara is a licensed insurance agent in Arkansas.