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How Much Does It Cost To Become a notary in Texas?


It is inexpensive and straightforward to become a Texas notary. It costs less than $100 for a four year term to become a notary in Texas. This includes the state application fee, the four-year, $10,000 Texas notary bond, your notary stamp, notary journal, and shipping fees. The American Association of Notaries is one-stop-shop for all your notary needs.

Cost to become a notary in Texas:

1. Texas Notary Application Fee -

In order for your notary application to be accepted by the Texas Secretary of State, all notary applicants are required to include a $21.00 application fee when  filing his or her notary application. Failure to include the fee will result in rejection of the notary application. 

2. Four-years, $10,000 Texas Notary Bond -

Texas Secretary of State requires all notary applicants to provide proof of a four-year, $10,000 notary bond. The notary bond protect the public from notary errors and omissions. Texas requires all notary bonds to be issued by an insurance or bonding company authorized to do business in Texas. Texas notary bonds protect the public from notary errors. If a Texas notary commits a fraud or an error while performing a notarial act, the surety company pays for the claim resulting from the notary negligence act, but later will approach the notary for reimbursement of the amount paid. The cost of the four-year, $10,000 Texas notary bond is around $50.00. Click here to order a four-year, $10,000 Texas notary bond.

3. Texas Notary Stamp -

Texas law requires all notaries to use an inked notary stamp or a notary seal embosser  on documents they notarize. The cost of the Texas notary stamp or metal seal embosser ranges from $21.95 to $59.00. If you purchase a notary seal embosser, you are required to order a notary seal inker to darken the raised impression of your notary seal so it can show on photocopies.  When you order a notary stamp or notary seal embosser, make sure the information on the Texas notary stamp matches the name on your notary commission certificate.  Click here to order a notary stamp or a notary seal embosser.

4. Texas Notary Record Book -

Texas notary law requires notaries to record in a book (also called a notary record book or notary journal) certain information regarding the notarial acts that they perform. Notary record books may be used in courts as evidence. Texas notaries may be required to appear in court to prove that at a particular person who insists he or she did not sign a document did in fact appear before the notary. A properly maintained record book will enable a notary to prove that. Record books are inexpensive and range in price from $9.95 to $24.95. Click here to order a Texas notary record book.

How to become a notary in Texas?

The American Association of Notaries is your one-stop-shop to become a notary in Texas.  We manufacture all notary stamps here in Texas. We are also a bonding agency licensed to do business in Texas and can provide you with the required four-year, $10,000 notary bond. We can also file your notary application electronically with the Texas Secretary of State so you can get approved faster.   click here to become a notary in Texas.

Legal Disclaimer: The American Association of Notaries is committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information. However, it is important to note that the information provided on this page is for general informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. We do not claim to be attorneys and do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information provided. It is your responsibility to know the appropriate notary laws governing your state. You should always seek the advice of a licensed attorney for any legal matters. In no event shall the American Association of Notaries, its employees, or contractors be liable to you for any claims, penalties, losses, damages, or expenses, howsoever arising, including, and without limitation, direct or indirect loss, or consequential loss, out of or in connection with the use of the information contained on any of the American Association of Notaries website pages. Notaries are advised to seek the advice of their state’s notary authorities or attorneys if they have legal questions. 

Texas notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company (established 1900). American Association of Notaries is owned by Kal Tabbara, a licensed insurance agent in Texas.

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