Those who wish to become a notary public in the state of Tennessee have to meet multiple requirements. You have to obtain an application from your county’s clerk, submit the completed application with a fee of $12, and be elected by your county’s legislative body in the county in which you reside or maintain your place of business, but to protect the public, a notary public needs to obtain a notary public surety bond.
In Tennessee, a notary public is required to obtain a $10,000 surety bond for the four-year length of their commission. The bond protects the public of Tennessee from any loss due to the notary’s error, negligence, or purposeful wrong doing.
However, the bond does not function as protection for the notary themselves. It is required entirely to protect the interests of the public should the notary commit an error, be negligent or purposefully do wrong.
Where can you instantly purchase a notary surety bond?
Colonial offers the direct and digital way to obtain a Tennessee 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. It’s that simple!