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Becoming a Notary Public
Looking to become a notary public? The Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority outlines an easy step-by-step process needed to obtain such a license.
In 1997 the Office of the Secretary of State transferred most of its responsibilities of administering notary licenses to the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority. The Secretary of State still holds on to some responsibility with its Elections Division, which administers the Great Seal needed by all notaries.
With just a small fee of $37, Georgia notaries are commissioned for four years. Georgia residents must apply to become notaries in the counties of their residence. However, after receiving their licenses, they may notarize documents in any Georgia county.
If you live in a neighboring state, but you are employed in Georgia, you may apply to be a notary in the county of your employment.
About the Author
Bethany McDaniel is a content specialist for GeorgiaGov. She graduated from Berry College in Rome, GA with degrees in Visual Communication and History.