Tennessee

 Tennessee Notary Association Co.

We are registered and approved in the State of Tennessee and make becoming or renewing as a Tennessee notary public worry-free. We are your primary notarial provider to securely order your notary bond and supplies.

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How to become or renew as a notary in the State of Tennessee:

  • Purchase your notary bond, stamp(s) and supplies.
  • Complete your notary public application.
  • Complete the process at the County Clerk's office.
Legacy State Id: 
33
Eligibility: 
Be 18 years old or older.
Be a resident or have a principal place of business in the county from which they were elected.
Be a United States citizen or a legal permanent resident.
Have a principal place of business in the county from which he or she is elected, even if the applicant resides in a state other than Tennessee.
Never have been removed from the office of notary public for official misconduct.
Never have had a notarial commission revoked or suspended in Tennessee or any other state.
Never have been found by a court in Tennessee or any other state to have engaged in the unauthorized practice of law.
Provisions: 
Notary Term
4 years.
Notary Bond
Required. A bond in the amount of $10,000 is required for new and renewing notaries public. The bond must be filed in the office of the county clerk in the county where the notary public was elected.
Errors & Omissions Insurance
Optional. Tennessee Notary "Discount" Association Co. strongly recommends that Tennessee notaries insure themselves against claims of negligence.
Notary Stamp/Notary Seal
Required. A rubber stamp.
Record Journal
Required.Effective April 6, 2015, Tennessee enacted Public Chapter 76, which states that “if the notary or the notary’s employer demand and receive a fee, the notary shall keep a record either in an appropriate electronic form or in a well-bound book of each of the notary’s act, attestations, protestations, and other instruments of publication” (TCA 8-21-1201(b)). Also see. Attorney General Opinion No. 14-89 mandates notaries to record every notarial act regardless of whether the notary or his or her employer charges notarial fees.
State Filing Fee
A $14 fee is required for new and renewal notary applications.
Education/Testing
None Required.
Jurisdiction
Statewide.
Non-Residents
Permitted. If a person’s principal place of business is in any county in the state of Tennessee, the person is eligible for election as a notary public in that county, although the person may reside in a state other than Tennessee. A non-resident applicant must also meet the same requirements as a resident applicant.
Notary Commission Renewal
A notary may apply for renewal by following the same process as a new applicant.
Steps: 
Proceed to the Tennessee County Clerk's website to complete the notary public application form.

Once you enter the website see the header “Services” and then click the tab “Notary Applications”. Click the county in which you reside and complete the entire notary application. Submit the completed notary application and pay the necessary fees to the County Clerk.

  • Continue here to complete your Tennessee notary public application form.

A notary public is elected by the members of the county legislative body in the county where the notary resides or maintains a principal place of business. Once approved and elected, you must be commissioned by the governor. In addition, you will be required to post a bond in the amount of $10,000 (see step 2 below). This bond must be filed in the office of the County Clerk where you will pay the required fees and take the oath of office. You are not an authorized notary public until you have received your commission from the Governor, filed your bond, and taken the oath of office.

Place your order for your new or renewal notary bond package.

Online Ordering: Proceed back to the secure shopping store to complete your order.

Fax / Mail Ordering:

  • Continue here to complete and print the new or renewal notary bond packages order form.

Fax: 1-800-637-5992
Mail To:
Tennessee Notary "Discount" Association Co.
550 Hulet Drive
Suite 105 
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

We will process your new or renewal notary bond package order and directly mail you the following:
  • Notary bond.
  • Notary errors & omissions policy.
  • Power of attorney form.
  • The official seal stamp will be ordered and mailed separately due to the fact that it needs to be personalized and manufactured (if ordered.)
Submit your notary public bond and power of attorney form to the County Clerk's office.

You must provide proof of your notary public bond and power of attorney form to the County Clerk's office. The Clerk will forward the certification, notary public bond, power of attorney form and the $7.00 fee (you must pay) to the Tennessee Secretary of State, Division of Business Services. The Tennessee Secretary of State will issue your Notary Commission and return it to the County Clerk's office. 

Receive your commission and take your Oath of Office at the County Clerk's office and you will be ready to begin your notarial duties.

The County Clerk will notify you that your commission has been received. After you have submitted the notary public bond, power of attorney form and taken the Oath of Office as required, the County Clerk will deliver the commission to you as a new notary public. If you already have your required official seal stamp you may now begin your duties as a notary public.

State Bond Terms: 
4 Year Term / $10,000 Bond
State Stamp / Seal Requirements: 
Round Ink Stamp Required. Round stamp must contain any ink color OTHER THAN black or yellow ink.
Public Records URL: 
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/public-records/
State Store Name: 
Tennessee Notary "Discount" Association Co.
Allow Faxed Applications: 
Allowed

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