Step 1: Order the Texas $10,000 Surety Bond and Application Form from The Notary's Store
Applicants for the office of notary public for the State of Texas must acquire a $10,000 surety bond as part of the application process. Download Texas application here.
New and Renewing Notary Packages
Renewing Notary Packages do not come with a notary journal
Our New and Renewal Notary Packages DO NOT include your required $10,000 Texas Notary Bond. The State of Texas requires purchasing your notary bond, which you will need to send along with your notary application.
Each applicant for the office of notary public for the State of Texas is required to purchase a 4-year $10,000 Texas notary bond. Please visit The Notary's Store you will be entering the Texas section for your official surety bond. We offer a New Notary Supply Package and a Renewing Notary Supply Package which include your required Texas Notary Seal/Stamp and Texas Notary Journal, and other needed notary supplies at a special reduced price, but you will need to order your required $10,000 Texas Notary Bond separately. To order, enter all required information and scroll down through the page to locate the notary packages, or you can purchase your notary supplies separately. Follow the onscreen instructions through checkout and your supplies will be sent to you as soon as your order is processed, and will ship in usually no more than 1-2 business days. Once you have your official bond and have made a copy of the actual bond for your records you may proceed with step 2.
Note: An Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy does not replace a bond, but will help to repay the bonding company if a claim is ever made. Errors and Omissions is not required by law, but may be purchased as it protects the notary public and pays for any charges the notary might owe for legal fees and costs should the notary be sued.
Step 2: Complete the application as directed and mail to the Secretary of State's office
When you receive the application form and surety bond, you will need to complete the application according to the instructions provided and sign as the principal on your bond.
Once you have completed the application and signed the bond, you will need to mail these items along with a check or money order made payable to the "Secretary of State" in the amount of $21.00, to the following address.
Secretary of State of Texas, Notary Public Unit
PO Box 13375
Austin, TX 78711-3375
If the Secretary of State's office approves the application they will send your commission effective as of the date of qualification, as well as materials outlining the powers, duties and restrictions of the office.
Once you receive all of your supplies you will be ready to begin your duties as a notary public for the State of Texas.