Are you a current or aspiring notary public in Delaware seeking more flexibility and freedom (or even a boost in income)? Today, we’re covering how to become a remote online notary. We cover the steps required to become certified and how to select a reliable RON platform so you can start working remotely as quickly as possible.
What is an online notary?
An online notary is certified and equipped to notarize documents over a secure online platform rather than conducting in-person meetings with signees. Remote online notarization (RON) uses audiovisual technology, like video calls, to complete the notarization process remotely. Notaries can verify the signee’s identity and witness a document’s signing online.
This modern approach offers convenience and accessibility, especially when in-person meetings are challenging. Remote online notaries provide more flexibility and efficiency in our fast-paced world.
How to Become a Notary in Delaware
Here’s how to apply for a notary commission in Delaware:
- You must meet a list of requirements, including being at least 18, being able to read and write English, and having a good reputation and character. You must also be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S. and reside in or maintain an office or place of employment in Delaware.
- Register an account online.
- File an application.
- Pay a $50 fee.
- Once approved, you’ll receive a commission certificate via email that you must print out and sign.
- Take your oath of office in front of a notary public. Send a copy to the Notary Public Section of the Secretary of State.
- Purchase a notary seal and journal.
How to Become an Online Notary in Delaware
Once you have a current notary public commission in Delaware, you can apply to become an online notary! Here are the steps.
1. Request the ability to perform remote online notarizations in Delaware.
Reach out to email@example.com to make your request. They should send you the official requirements for eligibility.
2. Choose a state-approved RON technology platform.
You’ll find a list of approved vendors online.
What is a notary bond?
A notary bond provides financial protection to the public if a notary fails to perform their duties ethically or accurately. If a notary commits fraud, makes errors or omissions, or violates their state’s notary laws, a claim can be filed against their bond.
A notary bond is a contract between three parties:
- Notary public (the principal)
- Surety (the financial company that issues the bond)
- State or county (the obligee)
If you want to be a notary public in Delaware, purchasing a notary bond can be a smart choice. The bond costs only $100 and provides $25,000 coverage.
Learn more about notary bonds on our blog.
Apply for a Delaware Notary Bond Today
Obtaining a notary bond is an important step in becoming a notary public. At ZipBonds, we make it fast and easy to get bonded. Apply online or call us at 888-435-4191 to work directly with an agent!