Becoming a Notary

Þ Effective November 1, 2018, all notary applicants (new and renewal) must submit a Sheriff’s office issued criminal background check with their application.

     *Exemption for attorneys only - Must present a current Georgia Bar card.

Þ In addition, all new notary applicants must complete the online notary training and complete the online exam available at :http://training.gsccca.org. There is a $10 fee associated with completion of the class and final exam. Applicants must achieve a score of 90% or higher.                                                             This certificate shall be presented with your completed application.
*Exemption for attorneys only - Must present a current Georgia Bar card.

To complete your online notary application, visit www.gsccca.org and select “notaries and apostilles.”

New Notary Commission/ Notary Renewal in person:

The fee for a notary commission is $42.00. Fulton County Clerk of Superior Court accepts cash, checks and money orders (No Personal  Out-of-State Checks). Checks must be made payable to Fulton County, Clerk of Superior Court. Applicants must provide proof of residency with one of the following:

  •  A valid Georgia's Driver's license with current Fulton County address
  •  A valid Fulton County voter’s registration card
  •  A valid identification by a Local or State or United States Government                                                                                                                                                - In addition to - 
  • An original or certified background check issued by the Sheriff’s office (no more than 30 days old)
  • A certificate of completion of the online notary training and exam with a score of 90% or higher. 

Applicants should bring their completed application to the Fulton County Clerk of Superior Court's office for processing within 14 days of the online entry. We will not accept any hand written applications or applications modified in writing. Applications must have applicant's physical address (We will not accept P.O. Box addresses).
Applications not processed within14 days will be deleted from the online site and applicant will be required to re-enter all information.
Endorsers must be over 18 years of age, legal resident in Fulton County and must not be related to the applicant. Application must have endorser's physical address (Work addresses will not be accepted).

Notary Commission Renewal by-mail:

The fee for a notary renewal by mail is $47.00. Please sign the application in the presence of a notary and mail:

  •  A completed notary application
  •  A copy of your driver's license with current Fulton County residence address
  • An original or certified background check issued by the Sheriff’s office (no more than 30 days old)                                                                               Notary renewal applications must completed within 30 days prior to the expiration date.   
                           For assistance regarding your notary application, please contact one of our office's service locations. 

Downtown Location  

136 Pryor Street SW - Suite C103

Atlanta, GA 30303

(404) 613-5314


North Service Center Location 

7741 Roswell Road

Atlanta, GA 30350

(404) 613-53577

                                                                                              South Service Center Location 

5600 Stonewall Tell Road

College Park, GA 30349

(404) 612-4117