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Notary Application Information

In Georgia, notaries public are commissioned for a four-year term by the Clerk of Superior Court in their county of residence. Georgia also allows residents of neighboring states to apply to become notaries public. These out-of-state residents must own a business in Georgia or be regularly employed in Georgia and must apply with the Clerk of Superior Court in the county where they own a business or are employed.

NOTE: Only out-of-state residents may apply in their county of employment; Georgia residents may only apply in their county of residence. Georgia notaries public may perform notarial acts anywhere within the State of Georgia.

Fee: The fee for the new notary appointment or for reappointment is $42.00.

Qualifications to become a notary in Georgia:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a citizen of the United States or a legal resident of the United States.
  • Be a legal resident of the county in which he or she applies (or, if a non-Georgia resident, you must reside in a state bordering Georgia and carry on a business or profession in Georgia or be regularly employed in the Gergia county of application).
  • Have, and provid at the time of application, the applicant's opertating telephone number.
  • Be able to read and write English.

For application and more information, please visit: www.gsccca.org.


Notary Public Fee Schedule

Issuance of New Certificate (Signed into law 3/16/11) $52.00 eff. 6/1/16
Renewal (Signed into law 3/16/11) $52.00 eff. 6/1/16
Issuance of new and renewal of Certificate for County/Municipal Government Employees
(Attorney Gen. Opinion on OCGA 15-21-A-6)
$37.00 eff. 6/1/16
Issuance of new and renewal of Certificate for State Employees
(Attorney Gen Opinion on OCGA 15-21-A-6)
$52.00 eff. 6/1/16
Certificate of Authority (Notary Flag) $ 2.00