Notary Public Surety Bond Request

Safety & Risk Services will no longer be taking Notary Requests, please see the following instructions on the process of obtaining the Surety Bond.

Instructions for Notary Public Surety Bond

  • Send all information to the Risk Management Division via e-mail to:
  • If you are seeking to become a Notary Public within a State Agency, your required notary public surety bond of $10,000 is provided by GSD/RMD.
  • Five (5) business days advance notice for bond processing is required.
  • Within 5 working days RMD will process and return your notary surety bond certificate.
  • Completed certificates cannot be faxed as you will need the “original” for the Secretary of State’s Office; please list the address where you would like to have your requested certificate sent to. It is up to the agency to disperse the certificates to appropriate staff.
  • Only written requests are accepted with the following information and formatting:
    • Use your official department’s letterhead and list;
    • The exact spelling of the notary applicant’s name as it will appear on seal including the working title of applicant;
    • Name of applicant’s supervisor approving the request with their signature on the letter (scanned copy will suffice);
    • Supervisor’s telephone number;
    • Expiration date of your notary commission;
    • if a new applicant write “new” OR “renewal” if you are renewing;
    • The UNM, HSC, UNMH, and Division (Department) name employing you;
    • The correct address to return your surety bond certificate.


Additional Information

For complete information for Notary Publics, visit the Secretary of State’s website.