West Virginia Notary Bond

Important Notice: Effective June 3, 2018, the revised notary law, West Virginia Code §39-4-20 (House Bill 4207), enacts changes to the notary registration by:

  • authorizing an online electronic application process to apply to receive a commission to act as a notary public;

  • removing the oath of office and requiring an applicant to swear or affirm under penalty of perjury that answers to questions in the application are true and if appointed, the applicant will perform faithfully all notarial acts in accordance with the law; and

  • eliminating the $1000 bond requirement.

Notaries are no longer required to post a bond in the State of West Virginia