New Mexico Notary Bond

What is a notary bond?

A notary bond is a three-party obligation. The bonding company guarantees to the New Mexico Secretary of State's office that it will pay, on behalf of a commissioned New Mexico notary, any losses incurred by the public up to $10,000 during the notary’s commission term. The surety company will then demand reimbursement from the notary in the event of such paid losses. 

Who needs a New Mexico notary bond?

New Mexico law requires individuals applying for or renewing a notary commission to maintain a four-year, $10,000 notary bond during their notary commission term as a guaranty that the notary will perform his or her notary duties faithfully.

Where can I purchase a bond?

New Mexico law requires notaries to purchase a New Mexico notary bond in the amount of $10,000 from a licensed surety company authorized to do business in New Mexico. For your protection, all of our bonds are written by CNA Surety, one of the nation's largest surety companies, which maintains the highest reputation in customer satisfaction and claim-handling service. You can purchase a notary bond from AAN by clicking on the button below.

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

New Mexico notary bonds are submitted online during the application process on the Secretary of State's website. 

Notary Bond Includes a 4-year, $10,000 New Mexico errors and omissions insurance policy at no additional cost to you!

New Mexico notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company (established 1900). Kal Tabbara is a licensed insurance agent in New Mexico.