A notary public is a person appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions to serve the public as a vital impartial witness, carrying out notarial acts as are permitted or required by law. Any individual who applies to be a notary public in the State of Wisconsin must meet the requirements set by the Notary Public Commission Department, such as being a resident of the United States, are 18 years of age or older, have at least an eighth-grade education, and has passed the notary exam with a 90% or better.
What is the Application Process for a Wisconsin Notary Bond?
The four-year notary public commissions application for the state of Badger State requires the applicant to obtain a $500 notary bond. In order to apply for this bond and complete the application, there is a $20 application fee, an oath of office, and a notary exam. The application must be submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions on the required form. The special bond form required by the state is included in the notary public commission application.
This bond guarantees the person applying to be a notary will faithfully discharge the duties of their office as a Notary Public according to the law. Learn more about becoming a notary public in the state of Wisconsin here.
How Can I Receive My Bond?
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