Notary Public Program

A notary public is a public servant with statewide jurisdiction who is authorized to take acknowledgements, protest instruments permitted by law, administer oaths, take depositions, and certify copies of documents not recordable in the public records. A UNT Notary should have the intention of notarizing university business.  For a list of notaries on campus, please contact Risk Management Services.

Notary public appointments are administered by the Office of the Texas Secretary of State and managed by the State Office of Risk Management (SORM). Texas House Bill 1203 charges SORM with overseeing the purchase of surety bonds for state officers and employees. Therefore, The University of North Texas, System and UNT-Dallas does not purchase surety bonds for their notaries, and appointments must be made without bond. Government Code ยง 406.007 requires state agencies to pay a filing fee of $11.00 to appoint a notary public. This fee must be incurred by the sponsoring department.  

To contact our department about any questions not answered in the documents, contact Risk Management Services at (940) 565-2109.