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State Information for Alabama

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Alabama Notary Requirements and Information

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Alabama Notary Commission Qualifications
Qualifications vary from county to county.

How to Apply to Become an Alabama Notary
Find the contact information for your probate judge within your county, on the website of Alabama Secretary of State: http://sos.alabama.gov/city-county-lookup

Appointing Officer
Alabama notaries are appointed by their probate judge within the various counties. The probate judge then reports to the Secretary of State the name, county, date of issuance and expiration date of each notary appointed and commissioned.

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not required; but at county probate judge's discretion.

Notary Bond Requirement
$25,000 Bond Required (4-year term)

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not required.

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink stamp or embossing seal required.

Authorized Duties
• Oaths/affirmations;
• acknowledgments and proofs (conveyances);
• protests;
• such other powers as, according to commercial usage or the laws of this state, may belong to Notaries Public (includes making certified copies of register entries ONLY, when required and upon payment of fee.)


Contact Information for the State of Alabama

State Notary Website
https://www.sos.alabama.gov/administrative-services/notaries-public

State of Alabama Online Notary Search
https://www.sos.alabama.gov/government-records/notary-public?_ga=2.103038661.417997078.1596719560-503593516.1596719560

Phone Number
(334) 353-7854

Mailing Address
Office of the Secretary of State
Executive Division – Notaries Public
P.O. Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103


Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(334) 353-7854

Further Information
https://www.sos.alabama.gov/administrative-services/authentications?_ga=2.177878368.417997078.1596719560-503593516.1596719560



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