Tennessee Notary Handbook
After election by the county legislative body and before commencing duties or exercising powers, a notary must post bond by a surety company authorized to do business as a surety in Tennessee, or with two or more good personal sureties, approved by the county legislative body, in the amount of $10,000.00.
The bond is payable to the state and conditioned on the faithful performance of the duties of a notary public. The bond must be filed in the office of the county clerk in the county of election. T.C.A. § 8-16-104. The county clerk may charge $1.50 for taking and recording the bond. T.C.A. § 8-21-701.
Tennessee Notary Law
- Every notary public, before entering upon the duties of office, shall give bond executed by some surety company authorized to do business in Tennessee as surety, or with two (2) or more good sureties, to be approved by the county legislative body, in the penalty of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), payable to the state of Tennessee, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the notary's duties. The bond shall be filed in the office of the county clerk in the county where elected.
- [Deleted by 2004 amendment.]