Notaries must obtain a surety bond from a surety company authorized to do business in the State of Hawaii. The bond must be in the sum of $1,000 and the State of Hawaii must be listed as the oblige. The condition contained shall be that the “notary public will well, truly, and faithfully preform all the duties of the notary public which are then or may thereafter be required, prescribed, or defined by law or by any rule made under the express or implied authority of any statute, and all duties and acts undertaken, assumed, or performed by the notary public by virtue or color of the notary’s office.” NPM pg 2
Once a bond is obtained the notary must register their bond with the circuit court in which they reside along with their seal and official signature. Each bond must be approved by a judge of the circuit court.
Once a bond is approved by a judge of the circuit court the bond will be deposited and kept on file in the office of the clerk of the circuit court of the circuit in which the notary resides. The clerk will keep a book known as a “bond record”, in which they record information from each bond deposited and filed in the clerk’s office as the Attorney General may direct.