Step 1: There are two ways to become or renew as a Notary Public in the State of Georgia
Click on the following link to apply Georgia Notary Public Application Form
Apply ONLINE to become a Notary in your county Notary Online Application
Please Note: You can only apply to become a Notary in your county of residence. If the county you are applying in does not appear in the county list, you cannot apply online in this county at this time.
- Complete as much information as possible on the application.
- Press the Submit button at the bottom of the application when complete.
- Review your application and make sure it is correct.
- Press the Submit Application button at the bottom of the page.
- Press the Print button on the page to print your application.
- Sign your application.
- Have your endorsers sign your application.
- Bring your completed application to the Clerk's Office in the county for which you applied so it can be processed.
If your county is not on the list:
Please contact the Clerk of Superior Court of your county of residence to obtain an application. For a complete listing of offices, visit our Superior Court Clerks Section
When you receive your notary application complete it using the same procedures listed above for the ONLINE application (1 thru 7)
Step 2: Bring your completed application to the Clerk's Office in the county for which you applied for processing, pay your $37.00 State filing fee (most counties) and take your Oath of Office
New and Renewing Notary Packages
Renewing Notary Packages do not come with a notary journal
Step 3: Order your Official Seal and other notarial supplies from The Notary's Store
Please visit The Notary's Store, you will be entering the Georgia section for your notary supplies. We offer a New Notary Supply Package and a Renewing Notary Supply Package which include your required Georgia Notary Seal/Stamp, Georgia Notary Journal and other needed notary supplies at a special reduced price. There is no legal requirement in Georgia that a notary public keep a record book or journal. However, a notary may keep a journal for his or her own record keeping and protection should a notarial act ever be called into question. The Georgia Notary Journal offered at The Notary's Store, was designed specifically for notaries public. To order, enter the required information and scroll down through the page to locate the notary packages, or you can purchase your notary supplies separately. Follow the onscreen instructions through checkout and your supplies will be sent to you as soon as your order is processed, and will be shipped usually in no more than 1 business day.
Note: An Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy is not required by law, but may be purchased as it protects the notary public and pays for any charges the notary might owe for legal fees and costs should the notary be sued.
As soon as you receive your supplies you will be ready to begin your duties as a commissioned notary public for the State of Georgia.