To become a Texas notary is inexpensive and straightforward. It costs less than $100 for a four year term to become a notary in Texas, this includes the state application fee, the four-years, $10,000 Texas notary bond, notary stamp, notary journal, and shipping fees. The American Association of Notaries is one-stop-shop for all your notary needs. Here is a breakdown of the cost to become a Texas notary:
Texas notary application fee -
The cost of the four-year $10,000 Texas notary bond is around $50.00. 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.
Texas Notary Stamp -
The cost of the Texas notary stamp or metal embosser ranges from $15.00-$59.00. When you order a notary stamp, make sure the information on the Texas notary stamp matches the name on your notary commission certificate.
Texas Notary Record Book -
Texas notary laws requires notaries to record in a book (also called notary record book, notary journal) certain information regarding the notarial act that they are performing. Notary record books may be used in courts as evidence. Texas Notaries maybe required to appear in court to prove that at a particular time a person who insists did not sign the document did in fact appear before the notary. Properly maintained record book will enable the notary to prove that. Record book are inexpensive and range in price from $9.95- $24.95.
The American Association of Notaries is your one stop shop for all your Texas notary needs. Please click here to become a Texas notary.