State Information for Georgia

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Georgia Notary Requirements and Information

Georgia Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a citizen or a legal resident of the U.S.;
• be able to read and write English;
• have an operating phone number (must provide phone number at time of application);
• be a legal resident in the county in which he/she is applying. (A non-resident of a bordering state may apply in the county in which he/she is regularly employed in.)

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:

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

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, paper notarial acts.

Authorized Duties
• Oaths/affirmations, including witnessing affidavits and taking verifications;
• acknowledgments;
• witness or attest signatures;
• certify copies.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority:

Contact Information for the State of Georgia

State of Georgia Notary Website

State of Georgia Notary Law

State of Georgia Online Notary Search

Phone Number
(404) 327-6023 or toll-free (800) 304-5174

Mailing Address
Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority
1875 Century Blvd, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30345

Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(404) 327-6023

Further Information

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Information on this page is provided with the understanding that the user is solely responsible for his/her knowledge of notarial law, procedures and practices. The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. All information is subject to change without notice and therefore is provided “as is,” free of warranty of any kind. Last updated August 2020.

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