These bonds allow an individual to notarize the truth of an event and provide protection for the public.
A Washington, D.C. notary public surety bond allows an individual to notarize the truth of an event and provides protection for the public against the notary’s error, negligence or purposeful wrong doing. Colonial offers you the ability to purchase an I-BOND®. This is a direct issuance of surety and fidelity bonds online instantly.
Someone attempting to become a notary public in the District of Columbia is required to obtain this bond. Residential, business, and federal government notaries public are required to obtain this bond.
Note: Employees of the District of Columbia notaries public are exempt for the bond requirement. If you have a dual commission as a residential notary, you are required to have a surety bond.
A $2,000 surety bond for a five year renewable term is required to become a notary public in Washington, D.C.
Colonial offers the direct and digital way to obtain a Washington, D.C. notary public bond. We are the insurance company — which means no agent, no broker, and no middleman. The steps are easy — get a quote online, fill out your information, and enter your payment method. Your bond will be ready for print instantly. It’s that simple!
A Washington, D.C. notary public bond is reasonably priced and easy to obtain. You may notice that with other insurance agents and middlemen, your premium rate will fluctuate and include additional hidden fees and costs. Colonial offers our lowest possible rate. Premium is based on the amount of the bond required by the state requiring the bond.
It is important to understand how surety bonds work, and who is the insurance company issuing your bonds. It is easy to obtain a Washington, D.C. notary public surety bond when you deal directly with a quality insurance company licensed to write surety bonds. Colonial is an A (Excellent) rated insurance company by A.M. Best that has been incorporated since 1930. We are Treasury listed, and licensed and admitted in all U.S. states and territories.