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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:

  1. At least 18 years of age
  2. A resident or employee in the State of Tennessee
  3. Able to speak, read, and write the English language
  4. 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:

Acknowledgments

$2.25

Jurats (Taking Affidavits)

$2.25

Oaths & Affirmations

$2.25

Depositions

$1.00

Protests

$1.50 + $1.00 for recording it

Recording Attestations, Protestations, or other Instrument

$1.00 per recording

Acknowledgments of notes for advances on tobacco

.25

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.

Resources:

  1. Tennessee Notary Public Services
  2. Tennessee Notary Public Bond
  3. Tennessee Notary Classes, Training, and Handbooks
  4. 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.

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