Become a Tennessee Notary Public
The office responsible for issuing and maintaining notary commissions is the Tennessee Secretary of State. To help you understand the duties and responsibilities as a notary public, you are recommended to read the Tennessee Notary Public Handbook.
Requirements to become a notary public in Tennessee:
- At least 18 years of age
- A resident or employee in the State of Tennessee
- Able to speak, read, and write the English language
- No major convictions
Steps to become a Tennessee Notary Public:
1. Go to your County Clerk's office and request a Notary Application Form.
2. Complete the application form. Read and follow the instructions carefully.
3. Prepare a $12 application fee.
4. Submit the completed application and fee to the County Clerk.
5. Once you are elected by your county's legislative body, obtain a surety bond in the amount of $10,000 from an insurance or surety company.
6. Wait for your commission certificate to be delivered by the County Clerk.
Term of Office
The term for a notary public in Tennessee is four (4) years, which starts on the date of issuance of the notary commission.
Tennessee Notary Fees
As a notary public in Tennessee, these are your fees for notarial services and other notarial acts:
Jurats (Taking Affidavits)
Oaths & Affirmations
$1.50 + $1.00 for recording it
Recording Attestations, Protestations, or other Instrument
$1.00 per recording
Acknowledgments of notes for advances on tobacco
Find a Notary in Tennessee
A notary internet database has been provided by the Secretary of State for those who are searching for a notary in Tennessee. FindNotary also provides the largest directory for notary public, mobile notaries, and notary services for Tennessee and the entire United States.
- Tennessee Notary Public Services
- Tennessee Notary Public Bond
- Tennessee Notary Classes, Training, and Handbooks
- Tennessee Notary Seals and Supplies
For more information on how to become a Tennessee Notary, visit the Tennessee Notary Public website at http://www.state.tn.us/sos/bus_svc/notary.htm. You can also contact them at (615) 741-2650, or visit their office at 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 6th Floor, Snodgrass Tower, Nashville, Tennessee 37243.