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Becoming a Notary Public has never been easier. All of your State's Contact Information is listed for your reference and review. Scroll down and you will find your State's Qualifications and easy to follow Application Procedures.

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Because the qualifications and requirements are different for each state, use the "Select another State" menu above for information specific to becoming a Notary Public in that State.

Contact Information:

State Contact: Georgia Superior Court
Appointing Authority: County Clerk of Superior Court

Notary Public Office:
Georgia Superior Court
Clerks' Cooperative Authority
1875 Century Blvd., Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30345

Telephone: 404-327-9058
Fax: 404-327-7887
E-Mail: https://www.gsccca.org/contact
Website: https://www.gsccca.org/notary-and-apostilles/notaries/general-notary-information

Qualifications

Applicants for the office of notary public must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Obtain the endorsement of two adult county citizens who are non-relatives
  • Be able to read and write the English language
  • A resident of the State of Georgia and a resident of the county in which applying for appointment
  • Non-residents may be appointed if they maintain an office or regular place of employment in the state, and should apply to the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which they work.

Term of Office
4 years

Appointment
County Clerk of Superior Court

Notary Education
Offered by the state Notary Public Training Course

Notary Exam
Offered by the state

Study Course
"Notary Public Education Course"
FREE when you purchase a Notary Supply Package at The Notary's Store

Bond
Not required by state law

Seal of Office
Rubber Stamp Seal with reproducible ink required by state law, or Embossing Seal

Notary Journal
Officially recommended by the state

E & O insurance
Not required - Errors and Omissions Insurance is recommended for notary protection


Application Procedures

Step 1: There are two ways to become or renew as a Notary Public in the State of Georgia
Click on the following link to apply Georgia Notary Public Application Form

Apply ONLINE to become a Notary in your county Notary Online Application

  1. Complete as much information as possible on the application.
  2. Press the Submit button at the bottom of the application when complete.
  3. Review your application and make sure it is correct.
  4. Press the Submit Application button at the bottom of the page.
  5. Press the Print button on the page to print your application.
  6. Sign your application.
  7. Have your endorsers sign your application.
  8. Bring your completed application to the Clerk's Office in the county for which you applied so it can be processed.
Please Note: You can only apply to become a Notary in your county of residence. If the county you are applying in does not appear in the county list, you cannot apply online in this county at this time.

If your county is not on the list:

Please contact the Clerk of Superior Court of your county of residence to obtain an application. For a complete listing of offices, visit our Superior Court Clerks Section

When you receive your notary application complete it using the same procedures listed above for the ONLINE application (1 thru 7)

Step 2: Bring your completed application to the Clerk's Office in the county for which you applied for processing, pay your $15.00 State filing fee (most counties) and take your Oath of Office

New and Renewing Notary Packages
New and Renewing Notary Packages
Renewing Notary Packages do not come with a notary journal

Step 3: Order your Official Seal and other notarial supplies from The Notary's Store

Please visit The Notary's Store, you will be entering the Georgia section for your notary supplies. We offer a New Notary Supply Package and a Renewing Notary Supply Package which include your required Georgia Notary Seal/Stamp, Georgia Notary Journal and other needed notary supplies at a special reduced price. There is no legal requirement in Georgia that a notary public keep a record book or journal. However, a notary may keep a journal for his or her own record keeping and protection should a notarial act ever be called into question. The Georgia Notary Journal offered at The Notary's Store, was designed specifically for notaries public. To order, enter the required information and scroll down through the page to locate the notary packages, or you can purchase your notary supplies separately. Follow the onscreen instructions through checkout and your supplies will be sent to you as soon as your order is processed, and will be shipped usually in no more than 1 business day.

Note: An Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy is not required by law, but may be purchased as it protects the notary public and pays for any charges the notary might owe for legal fees and costs should the notary be sued.

As soon as you receive your supplies you will be ready to begin your duties as a commissioned notary public for the State of Georgia.


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