Surety Bond Education

Texas Notary Bond

In order to become a Notary Public in the state of Texas you must provide a $10,000.00 Notary Bond.

What Is The Purpose Of A Notary Bond?

A Texas Notary Bond protects the public from a notary public that does not up perform their duties honestly and appropriately.  An individual harmed by a notary may file a claim on the $10,000 Texas Notary Bond to be made whole.  A Texas Notary Bond is effective for 4 years and follows the term of your notary commission.

How Do I Obtain A Notary Bond?

There are 3 easy steps to obtaining a Notary Bond in Texas:

  1. Complete Form 2031
  2. Send us a copy of the form or complete our online application
  3. Send in your Notary Bond, completed form 2031 and a $21 filing fee

Alternatively, some of the surety bond companies we work with can file the bond electronically.  We would need a copy of you completed Form 2031, payment of the $100 premium for the bond and the $21 state filing fee.


How Much Does a Notary Bond in Texas Cost?

The premium for a 4 year, $10,000.00 Texas Notary Bond is $100.  However, there are also options to purchase Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance with your bond as well.  Give us a call at 512-640-6444 and we can discuss your options.

Let Us Help!

At Schmalz & Associates we are surety bond experts and would love to help with your notary bonds needs!  You may call us at 512-640-6444 or email us at

External Resources:

Form 2031

Texas Secretary of State Notary Information


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