California Notary Surety Bond – Travelers

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California Notary Bond

Notaries in California are required by law to have a 4 year, $15,000 California notary bond. The California notary bond protects the people of California from any mistakes you might make while performing your notarial duties.

In order to protect your personal financial assets, we highly recommend you also purchase E&O Insurance. Notary E&O Insurance will protect you from damages that exceed the amount of the bond.

The bond protects the public, errors and omissions insurance protects the notary. We highly recommend that every notary has at least enough errors and omissions to cover the bond amount. If you have more assets to protect and notarize higher risk documents, we recommend a higher policy amount.


California Notary Surety Bond

Every California notary is required to have a $15,000, 4-year California notary bond. Add Notary E&O Insurance covering the term of your commission. The Travelers bond and insurance combo may only be purchased at the beginning of a commission term. In order to qualify for this product combination, you must meet our underwriting guidelines and purchase within six months of the start of the commission. If you fail to meet the underwriting guidelines, your payment will be refunded.

How to file your notary bond

Filing your California notary bond is the last step to becoming a California notary. Once you are a commissioned notary, you have 30 days from the date on your commission certificate to file your bond with your county clerk’s office.

If you have missed your bond filing date, you will need your bond amended. Please send an email to with your order number and the dates that you need amended.

What other supplies do I need to become a California notary?

A California notary requires a California notary public bond, a notary journal, a notary stamp, and a thumbprint ink pad.

You can purchase all of your notary supplies together in our California Notary Supplies Package. Your supplies will be shipped to you within 24 hours of receiving your Certificate of Authorization.

Additional information

Weight 2 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .05 in
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