State Information for Georgia

Georgia Notary Public Commission Requirements and Information

Appointing Officer
Superior Court Clerk in the county of the applicant’s residence or place or employment (if applicable).

Notary Commission Qualifications
Applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the U.S.;
• be a resident of the state of Georgia and county in which he/she is applying;
• have and provide a working telephone number; and
• be able to read and write English.
→Non-residents may apply if regularly employed in the state of Georgia.

How to Apply
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority: http://www.gsccca.org/projects/npapp.asp

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

Notary Bond Requirement
Not Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp or Embossing Seal Required

Authorized Duties
• take acknowledgments;
• administer oaths and affirmations;
• certify copies;
• witness or attest signatures; and
• witness affidavits and take verifications on oath or affirmation (jurats).

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority: http://www.gsccca.org/filesandforms/notaryforms.asp


Contact Information for the State of Georgia

State Notary Website
http://www.gsccca.org/projects/aboutnp.asp

Georgia Notary Online Search
http://www.gsccca.org/search/notary/search.asp

Phone Number
(404) 327-6023

Mailing Address
GSCCCA/Notary Division
1875 Century Boulevard
Suite 100
Atlanta GA 30345


Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(404) 327-6023
(800) 304-5175

Further Information
http://www.gsccca.org/projects/apost.asp

This information was complied by the American Society of Notaries • Copyright 2013
Last Updated MARCH 2013

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