The following notary law changes for the State of Indiana will be effective 7/1/2018:
- Notaries must have a $25,000 surety bond. All Notaries renewed with a date prior to 7/1/2018 are grandfathered at the $5,000 bond amount until their commission expires.
- The Indiana Notary Bond form is not changing; however, a copy of the bond will have to be uploaded upon registering with the Indiana Secretary of State. Also, the applicant will have to pass an expanded online exam during the registration process.
- Every two years during the 8-year Bond term, the Notary must complete continuing education. At this time, it is not known how many continuing education hours are required or who will be offering the classes.
- Individuals primarily employed in Indiana may now become Indiana notaries. Previously, individuals had to be permanent Indiana residents to be eligible.
To read more about these changes, visit the Secretary of State website.