Kansas Notary Handbook
Glossary of Terms
Notary Bond ó An agreement called a bond is signed by the notary (called the principal) and either a surety company or two individual sureties. The surety company or individuals agree to indemnify or reimburse anyone who suffers damage caused by the notary publicís improper performance of notarial acts up to the amount of the bond ($7,500). The surety can demand reimbursement from the notary if a claim is properly paid. Furthermore, the notary is personally liable for the full amount of any judgment rendered against the notary.
Kansas Notary Law
Every person, before entering upon the duties of a notary public, shall file with the Secretary of State an application for appointment as a notary public, which shall also include an oath of office and a good and sufficient bond to the state of Kansas in the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500), with one or more sureties to be approved by the Secretary of State. The bond shall be conditioned upon the faithful performance of all notarial acts in accordance with law. Every person, before receiving appointment as a notary public, shall also file with the Secretary of State the official signature and an impression of the seal to be used by the notary public.