What are the qualifications to become a notary in Georgia?
An applicant must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of the state of Georgia (or, if a nonresident, must reside in a state bordering Georgia and carry on a business or profession in Georgia or be regularly employed in Georgia), and a resident of the county in which he or she applies. Applicants must be able to read and write the English language. • How do I become a notary? Any individual desiring to become a Notary Public should request an application from, and submit the application to, the Clerk of Superior Court in the county of his or her residence. • Are Georgia notaries required to be bonded? No bond is required of Georgia notaries. • What is the procedure for changing a name or address during a term of office? A notary who changes his or her name or address should notify the appointing clerk in writing within thirty days of the change and provide the old and new names and new signature. A copy of the letter should be sent to the GSCCCA, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 100, A