All Notaries must be 18 years of age or older. A person has to be a U.S. citizen to be a Notary. A Notary is elected to a four-year term by the county legislative body in the county where he/she resides or has principal place of business. A Notary is commissioned by the governor. A Notary Public is empowered to administer oaths, take depositions, and take affidavits. All Notaries are at large, meaning that they can exercise the functions of a Notary Public in all counties in Tennessee.
How to become a New Notary
Applicant's can come in and fill out an application in the County Clerk's Office, with a fee of $47.00. This fee includes the order of a Notary Seal. A fee of $22.00 will be charged to replace a lost or stolen seal. The Clerk's Office will notify the applicant when the application is approved.
How to Renew a Notary
Come in and fill out an application in the County Clerk's Office, with a fee of $25.00. The Clerk's Office will notify the applicant when the application is approved.