The Oklahoma Secretary of State appoints Oklahoma notaries for a four-year term to serve as unbiased and impartial witnesses to a variety of transactions.
The Oklahoma Secretary of State appoints Oklahoma notaries for a four-year term to serve as unbiased and impartial witnesses to a variety of transactions. Oklahoma notaries are individuals of proven integrity who verify the identification of signers and witness document signings to help deter fraud. If you have ever considered becoming a notary in Oklahoma, you probably want to know how much it costs to become an Oklahoma notary public. This article will outline the costs associated with becoming a notary in the state of Oklahoma.
How Much Does it Cost to Become a Notary in Oklahoma?
There are several fees and costs associated with becoming a notary in Oklahoma:
- An initial application fee
- The cost of the four-year Oklahoma notary bond required of all Oklahoma notaries
- The cost of optional errors and omissions insurance
- A fee to file your bond with the Office of the Secretary of State
- The cost of a notary stamp
- The cost of a notary journal and any other optional notary supplies
How Much Is the Oklahoma Notary Application Fee?
The application fee for new notaries in Oklahoma is $25. All persons wishing to become notaries public in Oklahoma are required to file an application. The application may be completed online at the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s website or through the American Association of Notaries (AAN). AAN has been assisting individuals to become notaries in Oklahoma for over two decades. Click here to begin the Oklahoma notary application process.
How Much Does an Oklahoma Notary Bond Cost?
All applicants for the public servant position of Oklahoma notary public are required to obtain a four-year, $1,000 Oklahoma notary bond. The cost of the notary bond is $30. The notary bond protects the Oklahoma public against financial loss due to improper conduct of an Oklahoma notary. It does not, however, provide protection to you, the notary.
You can save time by securing your Oklahoma notary bond through the American Association of Notaries. AAN makes it possible to order your bond 24/7 and download it immediately upon checkout. A four-year, $5,000 errors and omission insurance policy is included at no additional charge to you. Click here to purchase an Oklahoma notary bond.
How Much Does Oklahoma Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance Cost?
Your notary bond protects the Oklahoma public, but errors and omissions (E&O) insurance protects you, the notary. While you are not required by law to maintain E&O insurance as a notary, it is highly recommended you do so for your own protection. If a client sues you for a negligent act, mistake, or omission, your bond will not protect you from incurring court costs, but your E&O insurance will.
From accidental property damage to failure to confirm the identity of a signer, to the loss of sensitive client data, E&O insurance has you covered in the event of a lawsuit against you. The cost of errors and omissions insurance depends on the amount of coverage you select, but the American Association of Notaries will furnish you with a free $5,000 E&O insurance policy at no additional cost to you when you purchase your Oklahoma notary bond from AAN. Click here for more information on obtaining Oklahoma errors and omission insurance from AAN.
What Is the Cost of an Oklahoma Notary Stamp?
The cost of an Oklahoma Notary stamp will vary according to the type you select and the supplier you choose. The American Association of Notaries offers high quality, affordable self-inking Oklahoma notary stamps in a variety of case colors. We manufacture all our stamps in-house according to Oklahoma notary laws. You will first need to order your stamp in order to file your notary impression with the Secretary of State. Click here to order an Oklahoma notary stamp.
What Is the Fee to File Your Oklahoma Notary Bond?
Once you have received your Oklahoma notary bond, you must file it, along with an impression of your notary stamp, the oath of office, and the loyalty oath with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. The filing fee, payable to the Secretary of State, is $10.00.
How Much Does an Oklahoma Notary Journal Cost?
While Oklahoma notary statute does not require an Oklahoma notary to record his or her notarial acts in a notary journal or notary record book, both the Oklahoma Secretary of State and the American Association of Notaries highly recommends this practice. By recording your notarial acts in a sequential journal, you can help to protect yourself against false accusations of wrongdoing or fraud. A notary journal provides evidence that the notary performed a certain notarial act on a certain day and can be relied upon as evidence in court. The cost of a notary journal or record book varies according to the design you choose. AAN supplies notaries with high quality notary journals and notary record books. Click here to order an Oklahoma notary journal.
Total Cost to Become a Notary in Oklahoma
To summarize, the totals costs to become an Oklahoma notary include a $25 application fee, a $10 filing fee, and the cost of the following: a $1,000 four-year Oklahoma notary bond, an E&O insurance policy (optional), a notary stamp, and a notary journal (optional). You can save money by purchasing a complete Oklahoma notary package from the American Association of notaries. This discounted package includes everything you need to become an Oklahoma notary (bond, E&O insurance, an Oklahoma self-inking notary stamp, an Oklahoma notary journal, and a free one-year membership to AAN at no additional cost). For more information on this exceptional deal, click here.
The American Association of Notaries (AAN) has been helping individuals to become Oklahoma notaries since 1994. The AAN is a one-stop shop for all of your notary needs. We assist individuals with the notary application process and supply high quality notary supply products, from notary stamps and seals to notary journals and other supplies. To learn more about how to become and Oklahoma notary, click here.