Notary Public Commissions

The Notary Public Application form is available for download and/or printing.

A notary must be at least 18 years of age and be a resident of, or maintain a principal place of business in, the county from which he/she is elected.  T.C. A. 8-16-101.  United States citizenship is not a requirement of T.C.A. 8-16-101.

After election by the County Legislative body and before commencing duties or exercising powers, a notary must post bond by a surety company authorized to do business as a surety in Tennessee, in the amount of $10,000.00.  The bond is payable to the State and conditioned on the faithful performance of the duties of a notary public.  The bond must be filed in the office of the county clerk in the county of election.  T.C.A. 8-16-104.

Please call the County Clerk's Office for the Notary Commission filing fee.