Notary Surety Bond: Michigan

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Michigan Notary Surety Bond

Michigan requires all notary applicants to file a $10,000 notary bond and file it with the office of the county clerk. This bond protects the public from notary negligence and misconduct.

There’s a $10 fee to file your bond with your county clerk. Your county clerk will ensure you’ve met all the prerequisites to become a notary and administer the oath of office.

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Quick Takeaways

  • Michigan requires all notary applicants to file a $10,000 notary bond and file it with the office of the county clerk. 
  • Michigan notaries work as unbiased, impartial witnesses to individuals signing legal documents. 
  • Notaries must apply for a new commission when yours expires. Make sure you reapply at least 60 days before your current commission ends.
  • ZipBonds can issue these bonds instantly for just $100.

Who needs a notary surety bond in Michigan?

Anyone who wishes to become commissioned as a notary public in Michigan must post a notary bond. This bond is necessary to protect the public from errors or misconduct during notarization. The bond provides a financial safeguard if a notary public is found to violate the law.

Do I need anything besides a surety bond to become a notary in Michigan?

Yes, here’s a rundown of what you’ll need to become a notary in Michigan.

  • Meet eligibility requirements. (You must be at least 18, a Michigan resident or working in Michigan, a U.S. citizen, and able to read and write English. You must be free of felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions, or violations.)
  • Complete a notary application from the Michigan Department of State or County Clerk. Print and sign the application using the name as it’ll appear on your notarizations.
  • Obtain and file a $10,000 surety bond with the County Clerk. Take your oath of office.
  • Send a $10 filing fee (check or money order) and your application to the Michigan Department of State, Office of the Great Seal, 7064 Crowner Drive, Lansing, MI 48918.
  • You’ll receive your notary commission certificate in the mail if your application is approved.

Want to learn how to become an online notary in Michigan? Read our guide.

What does a Michigan notary do?

Michigan notaries work as unbiased, impartial witnesses to people signing legal documents. The person signing the document must appear before the notary to ensure that the person is who they say they are and personally signed their own document. Notaries must abide by the Michigan Notary Public Act

See the “Becoming a Michigan Notary Public” guidebook from the Secretary of State to learn more.

Do I need to renew my commission after four years?

Yes. You must apply for a new commission when yours expires. Make sure you reapply at least 60 days before your current commission ends.

How to Get Your Notary Bond in Michigan

ZipBonds offers the fastest and most secure option for getting the surety bonds you need. Our all-digital platform is intuitive and straightforward. Apply online or call us at (888) 435-4191 to speak with an agent directly. Many of our bonds are approved and processed instantly upon application.

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