The Office of Notary Public in Louisiana – Bonds generally
§181. Bond with surety residing in parish, or by surety company. All public officers who are required by law to give bond, shall give bond secured by a personal surety residing within the parish where the officer exercises the functions of his office, or by a reputable and reliable surety company doing business in the state.
§183. To whom bond payable. The bonds of state officers shall be made payable to the governor, and those of the parish officers to the president of the police jury or other governing authority of the parish.
§198. Special mortgage may be substituted for bond; appraisal.All public officers commissioned by the governor, who are required to give bond, may give a special mortgage on property situated within the parish in which they respectively exercise their functions. The mortgage shall be accepted by the persons appointed by law to accept the bond.The public officer proposing to mortgage property shall exhibit his title and a certificate of mortgages, to the persons authorized to approve the bond, who shall cause the property to be appraised, and not receive it unless it is double the amount of security required, after deducting all mortgages. The persons taking the mortgage shall cause it to be inscribed in the office of the recorder of mortgages, as required by law.
§199. Release of sureties by special mortgage. All public officers who have personal sureties on their official bonds may at any time release them by giving a special mortgage, as provided in R.S. 42:198.