A bond guarantees a notary's faithful performance of duty and as a member, PAN offers you guidance in your guarantee.
A notary bond is a legally binding contract guaranteeing the notary will complete tasks ethically and in adherence with the law. If a notary fails to perform his or her duties, a claim can be made against the bond by the state and/or those harmed as a result of the notary’s actions. If this claim is valid, the bond amount can be used to reimburse the harmed parties, thereby protecting both the state and the consumers from suffering a financial loss.
Pennsylvania requires a notary to carry a $10,000 PA notary bond during each four-year commission. As a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Notaries, we can offer you guidance in your guarantee.
Your mandatory four-year $10,000 notary bond is included along with your membership when you purchase a package to become a notary or renew your notary comission. Upon your appointment, your bond is completed and sent to you.
If you only purchased membership and need a notary bond, please contact us at 800-944-8790 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you are not a member, PAN’s insurance broker, E. R. Munro and Company offers notary bonds in addition to full agent, card agent, motor vehicle dealer/issuing agent, messenger and salvor bonds.
Notary E&O insurance protects you from out-of-pocket expenses due to mistakes that cause your customer financial loss. The policy pays your claim first before your bond.