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To qualify to become a North Dakota notary, the state requires you to be:
You must also satisfy one of the following residency/employment requirements:
Notaries.com makes it simple to earn your North Dakota notary commission.
For a detailed overview of each step in the process, read the North Dakota notary guide.
North Dakota notaries serve in terms of four years. If you wish to continue serving as a notary, you will need to renew your commission before your current term expires.
Yes. All notaries in North Dakota are required to secure a $7,500 surety bond for their four-year term. This bond, which is included in the North Dakota notary package, protects the public from any errors or negligence related to a notarization.
No, North Dakota does not require notaries to have E&O insurance. However, this optional insurance policy will provide vital protection if a client files a legal claim related to a mistake or negligence on your part.
You can purchase E&O insurance during checkout for added financial protection. For a one-time fee, you will be covered up to the amount of coverage you selected for the entirety of your term.
Notaries in North Dakota are not required by law to keep a notary journal. However, it is highly recommended to keep a detailed record of each notarization you perform. This record will be extremely valuable for confirming facts about past notarizations and protecting you from false accusations.
The process of renewing your notary commission is nearly identical to becoming a notary. The first step is to purchase the North Dakota notary renewal package. This package includes everything you need to extend your term as a notary.
Read our North Dakota notary guide for a step-by-step guide to renewing your notary commission.