Clicking this link **Online Notary Application ** will take you to where you can complete a new application or a renewal. Please use this link if you intend to apply ONLINE.
Notary renewal notification can now be received via email for your convenience. To encourage participation,GSCCCA has added an option that allows a notary to provide an email address solely for business correspondence purposes such as renewal reminders, while not allowing public display of the e-mail address.
In order to become a notary public of the State of Georgia for Decatur County, you must:
You will be required to sign and swear or affirm to the truthfulness of the information you provide on the application.
You will be required to state on the application form all criminal convictions you have including any plea of nolo contendre, except minor traffic violations.
You will be required to have endorsements of two people who are not your relatives, who are 18 years old and who reside in Decatur County, stating that you are a person of integrity, good moral character, and capable of performing notarial acts.
HB 41 has been signed into law by the Governor and is now effective. Related to notaries, HB 41 provides ”that the judicial operations fund fee shall not apply to the issuance of certificates of appointment and reappointment of notaries public.”
This fee for a issuance of a notary commission is ***$41.00***.
The application (or renewal) fee for a notary public is may be made with cash, money orders, or personal checks from within the State of Georgia.
Your application may be denied if you have been convicted of any crimes or entered a nolo contendre plea to any crime other than a minor traffic violation, or if you have ever had a notary commission revoked, suspended or restricted.
You will be issued a certificate of appointment when you are commissioned as a notary public.
For more information visit The Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority
Decatur County Clerk of Court
PO Box 336
Bainbridge, Ga 39818