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State Information for Georgia

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Georgia Notary Information and Requirements

Georgia Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a citizen of the United States or a legal resident of the United States;
• be a legal resident of the county in which he or she is applying, or a resident of a state bordering Georgia if the person is regularly employed in Georgia;
• have and provide a working telephone number; and
• be able to read and write English.

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

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

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Georgia Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp or Embossing Seal Required

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

Notary Bond Requirement
Not Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required

Authorized Duties
• take acknowledgments;
• administer oaths and affirmations;
• certify copies;
• witness or attest the signing of deeds or other written instruments; 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: https://www.gsccca.org/file/notary-forms


Contact Information for the State of Georgia

State Notary Website
https://www.gsccca.org/notary-and-apostilles/notaries/general-notary-information

Georgia Notary Online Search
http://search.gsccca.org/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
https://www.gsccca.org/notary-and-apostilles/apostilles/general-apostille-information



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