National Notary Bond Program

In most states, notaries are considered a public officer and their duties are to be performed in accordance with state law and include witnessing signatures, verifying identities of signers, remaining impartial and certifying or attesting a copy. Notaries are required by law to take an oath and to purchase and maintain a notary surety bond for their entire term of office. Let Alliant/Mesirow Insurance Services help you obtain the necessary notary surety bond required to comply with the requirements of a notary public.

Apply for a notary bond

  1. Download the fillable PDF form.
  2. Save the completed document to your computer and send as an attachment via email to or fax a printed copy to 605.335.0357.
  3. You can expect to receive your notary bond, along with payment instructions, in the mail within 2 to 4 business days.
  4. After receiving your notary bond in the mail, fill in any missing information and send the signed form, along with payment and other required items, to the address indicated on the state's notary application or provided on the corresponding state’s website.

You may also receive a complimentary notary errors and omissions policy for your personal use. This policy is sometimes issued with the notary bond and provides coverage for allegations made against you for any negligent act, error or omission arising out of your performance of notarial service for others. This policy belongs to you and should not be submitted to the state.

Mesirow Financial maintains a financial interest in and a strategic relationship with Alliant/Mesirow Insurance Services. Alliant/Mesirow Insurance Services National Notary Bond Program provides you only the Notary Bond. We do not provide notary stamp supplies. Coverage is not immediately bound upon submission. The notary surety bonds and the notary errors and omission policies provided by Alliant/Mesirow Insurance Services are underwritten by Western Surety Company, a subsidiary of CNA Financial Corporation. Western Surety Company has an A.M. Best rating of A, XII.