Become an Alabama Notary Public

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Alabama Notary Commission Overview

Notary.net is here to help with any notary bonds, insurance, notary training, or notary supplies you need to become an Alabama notary public. The step-by-step process for becoming a notary public in the state of Alabama is detailed below. Once you are ready to shop for supplies, simply visit our store.

 

Importance of Alabama Notary Training

As a notary public in the State of Alabama, you have unlimited financial liability on every document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The Alabama Online Notary Course is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way for you to learn what to do and how to protect yourself as a notary. Whether you are a new or current notary public, you should spend some time learning the laws. 


How to Become a Notary Public in Alabama

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Become an Alabama Notary Public

  1. We recommend that you purchase and complete the Online Alabama Notary Training Course.  This course is not required by the state, but it is highly recommended you are fully aware of your duties and responsibilities as a notary public. Order Now
  2. Purchase the $25,000 Alabama Notary Bond.  The bond is "insurance" for the public in case you make a mistake and damage someone financially.
  3. Contact the probate judge in the county of your residence. You can locate your judge from the website
    http://sos.alabama.gov/city-county-lookup
  4. After you furnish the appropriate information to the judge and pay the application fee, you will be appointed as a notary.
  5. After you are appointed, order your notary supplies: Alabama Notary Supplies

The Alabama Secretary of State's office does not have notary application materials.

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Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident for 1 day
Stamp/Seal: Stamp or Embosser
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $25,000
Application Fee: $13-$29 (varies by county)
Eligibility: No major convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English

Address:
Office of the Secretary of State
P.O. Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103

Phone: (334) 353-7854
Email: Janice.McDonald@sos.alabama.gov