Wisconsin Notary Bond

What is a notary bond?

A notary bond is a three-party obligation. The bonding company guarantees to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office that it will pay, on behalf of a commissioned Wisconsin notary, any losses incurred by the public up to $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 a Wisconsin notary bond?

Wisconsin law requires individuals applying for or renewing a notary commission to maintain a four-year, $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?

Wisconsin law requires notaries to purchase a Wisconsin notary bond in the amount of $500 from a licensed surety company authorized to do business in Wisconsin. 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 Wisconsin Secretary of State?

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

Notary Bond Includes a 4-year, $5,000 Wisconsin errors and omissions insurance policy at no additional cost to you!

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.