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What is an Oklahoma notary bond?

Oklahoma Statutes require anyone approved for a notary commission to file a $1,000 notary bond with the Secretary of State for their 4-year commission. The bond serves as a financial guarantee that the notary will fulfill their duties under the law and won’t engage in any fraudulent or illegal activities. It protects the public from monetary losses if their notary makes a mistake or violates the surety contract.

By purchasing a notary bond, you and your surety company guarantee the Oklahoma Secretary of State that you’ll pay any losses incurred by the public. If you break the law during your commission term, you could face claims up to $1,000.

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Quick Takeaways

  • Oklahoma requires anyone approved for a notary commission to file a $1,000 notary bond with the Secretary of State for their 4-year commission. 
  • If you break the law during your commission term, you could face claims up to $1,000.
  • ZipBonds can issue these bonds instantly for just $100.
  • Applicants must file their surety bond with the Secretary of State within 60 days of commission issuance.

Who needs a notary bond in Oklahoma?

Individuals who wish to become a notary in Oklahoma must obtain 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. 

Notaries in Oklahoma must maintain a $1,000 surety bond during their 4-year commission term.

How much does an Oklahoma notary bond cost?

To obtain an Oklahoma notary bond, applicants must find a reputable surety company authorized to issue bonds in the state (like ZipBonds). The applicant must provide personal information, including their name, address, and information about their notary public commission. Once approved, the surety provider will issue the bond.

ZipBonds can issue these bonds instantly for just $100. Apply online or by phone to get bonded in minutes!

How do I file my notary bond with the Oklahoma Secretary of State?

Applicants must file their surety bond with the Secretary of State within 60 days of commission issuance. There is a $10 filing fee. You may file your bond either online or by sending it via mail to the following address:

  • Secretary of State, 421 N.W. 13th St., Suite 210, Oklahoma City, OK 73103-3701

How do I become a notary public in Oklahoma?

To become a notary public, individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a legal resident of Oklahoma or employed in the state.
  • Be able to read and write in English.
  • You may not be convicted of a felony.
  • Submit a notary application.
  • Pay a $25 filing fee.
  • Obtain an Oklahoma notary stamp and bond.
  • File your bond for $10.

Want to become an online notary in Oklahoma? Learn how.

Frequently Asked Questions

A claim may be filed on an Oklahoma notary bond if the notary public violates the law by engaging in fraudulent activities or failing to notarize a document properly. The bond provides financial protection to those harmed by the notary’s actions.

You must renew your Oklahoma notary bond every four years – along with your notary commission. ZipBonds will notify you months in advance so you don’t miss your filing deadline.

How to Get Your Notary Bond in Oklahoma

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 get bonded in a flash!

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Founders Ryan Swalve and Zach Mefferd formed the vision for ZipBonds.com when they realized how overly complicated it was to help clients place surety. The frustration of being unable to incorporate the technology they’d used in other insurance-focused projects left them thinking “there has to be a better way.”

Fast forward a couple of years, and that better way is the impetus of everything we do at ZipBonds. We constantly look for innovative ways to improve the bonding process for our clients and agents. Our team comprises individuals who understand all angles of surety – for companies, agencies, and individuals. Incorporating everyone’s point of view to improve the process while simultaneously integrating cutting-edge technology is what sets our business apart.