What is a notary bond? A Notary bond allows an individual to notarize the truth of an event, 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. Who needs this bond? Someone looking to become a notary public needs to purchase this bond, if the state that person is applying in lists a surety bond as a requirement of becoming a notary. What is the amount of the bond? The amount of the bond is dependent upon the state you are applying to become a notary in. What is the process to obtain the bond? Colonial offers the direct and digital way to obtain a notary 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! What does the bond cost? A notary 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. Does it matter where I get 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 notary 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.