Step 1: Contact the County Clerk for the application and instructions
Obtain and complete an application from your County Clerk's office. Find your County Clerk's contact information here
Submit the completed application to your County Clerk with the application fee of $12 ($7 for the County Clerk and $5 for the Secretary of State).
Be elected by the county legislative body (county commission) in the county in which the applicant resides or maintains his/her principal place of business at the time of his/her election.
New and Renewing Notary Packages
Renewing Notary Packages do not come with a notary journal
Our New and Renewal Notary Packages DO NOT include your required $10,000 Tennessee Notary Bond.
Step 2: Order your Notary Supplies from The Notary's Store but you will need to order your notary bond separately.
Before acting as a Tennessee notary public you will have to purchase a $10,000 surety bond, an official seal and a sequential journal to record your notarial acts.
Provide proof of the bond to the County Clerk. Your documents will be submitted to the state. The Secretary of State's office will issue the Notary Commission and return it to the County Clerk's
Please visit The Notary's Store you will be entering the Tennessee section for your official notary supplies. We offer a New Notary Supply Package and a Renewing Notary Supply Package which include your required Tennessee Notary Seal/Stamp Round and Tennessee Notary Journal, and other needed notary supplies at a special reduced price, but you will need to order your required $10,000 Tennessee Notary Bond separately.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 instructions through checkout. Once you receive your bond, seal and supplies you will be ready to begin your duties as a notary public for the State of Tennessee.
Your order will be processed as quickly as possible, usually shipping in 1-2 days.
Note: An Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy does not replace a bond, but will help to repay the bonding company if a claim is ever made. Errors and Omissions 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.