How to Become a Georgia Notary


How to Become a Notary Public in Georgia

  1. Complete the Online Georgia Notary Training Course (not required)
  2. Any individual desiring to be a notary public shall submit application to the clerk of superior court of the county in which the individual resides or, when applying under the provisions of Code Section 45-17-7, to the clerk of superior court of the county in which the individual works or has a business. The applicant shall sign and swear or affirm as truthfulness of the application which shall state:

    That the applicant resides or works or has a business in the county of application and the address of the residence or business;

    That the applicant is at least 18 years old;

    That the applicant can read and write the English language;

  3. All denials, revocations, suspensions, restrictions, or resignations of a notary commission held by the applicant; and
  4. All criminal convictions of the applicant, including any plea of nolo contendere, except minor traffic violations.
  5. In addition to the application required in subsection (a) of this Code section, every applicant for appointment as notary public shall also submit to the clerk of superior court of the county in which the individual makes application:
  6. Endorsements from two persons who are not relatives of the applicant, who are at least 18 years old, and who reside in the county in which the individual makes application.
  7. A declaration of applicant which shall have been signed in the presence of a commissioned notary public of this state.

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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. and Canada
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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

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    Driver's license and I.D. checking guide. A notary public should own a copy of the I.D. Checking Guide to use when verifying in- and out-of-state identification.
    $32.95 $16.95
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    Georgia Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

    Georgia Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

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    Please select your desired term and coverage amount.  For Georgia notary applicants or new Georgia notaries, we recommend selecting the full 4-year term for coverage as long as you hold the current notary commission.

    $19.00$432.00
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    Gold Foil Stickers

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    Gold Foil Stickers

    Gold Foil Stickers

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    Notary Records Journal

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    Notary Records Journal

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    $14.95$17.95
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    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

    Modern Notary Journal (Soft Cover)
    Modern Notary Journal (Soft Cover)

    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    Keeping a notary journal is required by law in 16 states and strongly recommended in the rest.

    A journal is an important chronicle of your notarial actions and can help protect you in the event of future legal proceedings. The Modern Journal meets all state requirements and contains room for nearly 500 entries, with multiple notarizations per entry. Other features include:

    - 128 numbered heavy-weight pages
    - tamper-proof binding and sewn construction
    - time-saving checkboxes
    - complete instructions

    Every attempt has been made to strike the perfect balance between quality and economy - we hope you'll agree.

    $15.95$18.95
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    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

    Classic Notary Journal (Soft Cover)
    Classic Notary Journal (Soft Cover)

    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

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    $16.00$19.00
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    Inkless Thumbprint Pad

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    Inkless Thumbprint Pad

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    $9.95 $7.45
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    Georgia Notary Online Course

    Georgia Notary Course
    Georgia Notary Course

    Georgia Notary Online Course

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    • State-Specific Notary Laws and Information
    • 2.5 Hours+ of Streaming On-Demand Video Instruction
    • 12 Months of Unlimited Access
    • Immediate access to Proof of Completion Certificate (PDF)
    • Course forums to receive updates, ask questions and interact with other students
    *This is a single-user, limited license. For multiple students please contact us.
    $99.95 $49.95
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    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

    Loan Signing Agent Course
    Loan Signing Agent Course

    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    $179.00 $45.00
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    Georgia Notary Stamp

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    Georgia Notary Stamp

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    Choose your desired Georgia notary stamp type below. Start by choosing the stamp type, then stamp color, then ink color. Not all notary stamps offer all options.

    $17.00$28.95
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    Georgia Notary Embosser

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    Georgia Notary Embosser

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    Choose your desired Georgia notary embosser type and color below. Start by choosing the embosser type, then embosser color. Not all notary embossers offer all color options.
    $24.95$32.00
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    Georgia Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

    Georgia Notary Acknowledgment Stamp
    Georgia Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

    Georgia Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    $22.95
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    Georgia Notary Jurat Stamp

    Georgia Notary Jurat Stamp
    Georgia Notary Jurat Stamp

    Georgia Notary Jurat Stamp

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    $22.95
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    Embosser Impression Inker

    Embosser Impression Inker
    Embosser Impression Inker

    Embosser Impression Inker

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Georgia Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or Employee
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $37
Eligibility: No major convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English


Address:
Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority
1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30345

Phone: (404) 327-6023 / (800) 304-5174

Important Georgia Notary Links

Georgia State Website
Georgia Notary Application
Georgia Apostilles
Georgia Notary Name Change
Georgia Notary Address Change
Georgia Notary Database
Georgia Notary Handbook



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