Davidson County
County Clerk
523 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN. 37219
(615) 862-6050

How To Apply to Become a Davidson County Notary at Large.

NOTE: The procedure for becoming a Notary Public is the same whether you are applying for the first time or renewing your commission.

Complete the attached applications, mail it along with a check in the amount of $12.00, made payable to, Davidson County Clerk to the following address:


Davidson County Clerk's Office,
523 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN. 37219

Be sure and complete the application with exactly the name you wish to carry on your notary seal. If it is a renewal of your notary commission, be sure and use exactly the same name on your notary seal. If you have had a change of name since your last renewal and you wish to use your new name on your seal, you should complete the application in your new name. Each application must be approved by the Metropolitan County Council, and should be on file no later than twenty (20) days prior to the time the Metropolitan County Council meets. Council meets on the first Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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DeKalb County

Application For Notary Public at Large - Dekalb County

When we at BondYourself.com visited the DeKalb County Clerk's office, we were told there was no standardized application to become a Notary Public. The Clerk requires that you list with them a home and a work address. The Clerk requires that you post a $10,000 corporate surety bond or two property owners who can indemnify you. (See article on "Personal Sureties Issue" and the risks involved under the "Notary News" section of the BondYourself.com website.) Once you are approved, the Clerk charges a $36.00 fee. This fee includes a seal. The commissions meets the 4th Monday or each month to approve Notary Public appointments. Remember to visit the BondYourself.com Supply Section here on the web for all of your Notary supplies including your seal. We also hope that you will purchase your Notary Bond from us ... click HERE to order your bond!)


Dickson County
County Clerk
P.O. Box 220
Charlotte, Tennessee 37036

Application For Notary Public at Large - Dickson County

The Dickson County Clerk requires a completed notary application. Note the special requirement of recommendations by three registered voters. You may purchase your seal from the Clerk. Or as an alternative convenient way to order, visit the BondYourself.com Supply Section here on the web and we'll deliver it to you. (Note from BondYourself.com - we hope you will purchase your Notary Bond from us ... click HERE to order your bond!)

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Hamilton County
County Clerk
Room 201, Courthouse
Chattanooga, TN. 37402
(423) 209-6500
E-mail: countyclerk@HamiltonTN.gov

Application For Notary Public at Large - Hamilton County

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Humphreys County
County Clerk
Room 2, Courthouse Annex
Waverly, TN. 37185
(931) 296-7671

Supplementary Information for Becoming a Notary Public

  1. A Notary Public Application is required by Humphrey County. Please note that the application requires a Commissioner's signature and a Notary Acknowledgment.
  2. The Clerk's fee is $19.04 which is not payable until you are approved and sworn in.
  3. The Commissioners meet the second Monday of each month to approve notary applications.
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Application For Notary Public at Large - Humphreys County

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Knox County
Knox County Clerk
Box 1566
Knoxville, TN. 37901-1566

Application For Notary Public at Large - Knox County

Instructions For Filing Notary Application

  1. Fill out Notary Public at Large Application (see PDF button below.)
  2. Return application to Knox County Clerk's Office, 300 Main Avenue, Suite 235, Old Courthouse with a $12.00 check made out to Knox County Clerk.
  3. Notary applications must be returned by the 3rd THURSDAY of the month to be approved by the County Commission. After approval, we send a list of applications to Nashville where they issue Notary Certificates for each applicant and return to our office.
  4. After the 15th of the following month, you may call our office at 215-2383 to receive your commission date.
  5. Call any insurance company and purchase a $10,000.00 Surety Bond (Note from BondYourself.com - we hope you will purchase your Notary Bond from us ... click HERE to order your bond!)
  6. After receiving your Bond, bring it to this office where you will sign for your certificate, be sworn in, and post Bond.

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Madison County
County Clerk
100 East Main, Room 102
Jackson, TN. 38301

Notary Public Application - Madison County

The Madison County Clerk's fee is $12.00. The fee is submitted with the completed application. Usually the commission meets the third Monday of each month. The Clerk will notify you by mail when your application is approved. The Clerk's office does not provide seals or Notary supplies so be sure to check our our Notary Kits and supplies from BondYourself.com

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Montgomery County
County Clerk
350 Pageant Lane, Suite 502
P.O. Box 687
Clarksville, TN. 37041-0687

Notary Public Application - Montgomery County

The Montgomery County notary public application is filed with the following fee schedule:

New Notary $33.72
Renewal Fee $12.00
New Notary who is a State, County or City Employee $33.40
Renewal Notary who is a State, County, or City Employee $12.00

The Notary fees include a notary seal, so you may want to inquire about a fee without the cost of the seal. The Clerk's Office indicated that they would order the dies only for your seal for $29.89 or $28.80 if you are a State, County or City employee. You may want to visit our BondYourself.com Supply Pages and do some comparative shopping - and we'll deliver your order to you.

Once your application is approved, the Clerk's Office will call to let you know you need to secure a bond before your commission is ordered. You should not order a seal or bond before you get the call from the Clerk's Office indicating you are approved. The Clerk's Office indicated the biggest problem they have with processing notaries, is the notary does not use EXACTLY the same name on the Notary Application as on the Notary Bond. Be sure you use the EXACT same name on both! (Note from BondYourself.com - we hope you will purchase your Notary Bond from us ... click HERE to order your bond!)

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Putnam County
Office of County Clerk

Putnam County, Tennessee

Application For Notary Public at Large - Putnam County

Instructions For Applying To Be Notary Public At Large for Putnam County

  1. Complete Application
  2. Sign Oath - must be done in person at County Clerk's Office
  3. Arrange to be bonded by an insurance company.(Note from BondYourself.com - we hope you will purchase your Notary Bond from us ... click HERE to order your bond!)
  4. The charge for a new Notary Public is $28.65. If you are renewing your notary commission, please check with the Clerk's office to see if it is necessary for you to have a new seal. The charge for renewing is $14.65.
  5. All must be accomplished before the 3rd Monday of every month - that is when the clerk will appear before the County Commission to have the notaries elected.
  6. The notary commissions and seals will be ordered the day following the County Commission meeting - it will take approximately two (2) weeks to receive the commissions and seals at which time you will be called to come in and pick them up.

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Rutherford County
Rutherford County Clerk
319 North Maple Street, Suite 121
Murfreesboro, TN. 37130
(615) 898-7798

Application For Notary Public at Large - Rutherford County

Instructions For Application For Appointment Of Tennessee Notary Public-At-Large

  1. Submit completed Tennessee Notary Public-at-Large Application along with a check of $15.50 made payable to RUTHERFORD COUNTY CLERK no later than 4:00PM the day prior to the meeting of the Rutherford County Board of Commission. Please check with the Office of the Rutherford County Clerk to confirm meeting dates.
  2. Approximately two (2) weeks after approval of your application by the Rutherford County Board of Commission, the Office of the Rutherford County Clerk will notify you, by mail, to secure a ($10,000.00) Notary Public-at-Large Surety Bond. You may file one of the following types of bonds: (A) a surety bond from an insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Tennessee. (Note from BondYourself.com - we hope you will purchase your Notary Bond from us ... click HERE to order your bond!) (B) a surety bond signed by two(2) people who own property in the State of Tennessee. Please print names of personal sureties in bond section provided in the Notary Application. When notified by mail that your Tennessee Notary Public-at-Large Commission has been received, both personal sureties will be required, to appear in person, to sign your bond in the Office of the Rutherford County Clerk.
  3. Upon notification, you will be required to file one of the above mentioned surety bonds, in person, and take your Oath of Office in the Office of the Rutherford County Clerk.
  4. The Tennessee Notary Public-at-Large Commission Certificate will be issued to you upon completion of the above stated requirements.

Qualifications to be a Notary

  • Applicant is disqualified from holding the Office of Tennessee Notary Public-at-Large if Applicant...
    • has been convicted of offering or giving a bribe, dueling, larceny or any other offense declared infamous by law (unless restored to citizenship.)
    • is a person against whom there is an unpaid judgment for money received by them in an official capacity and due to the United States, to Tennessee or any Tennessee County.
    • is a person who is a defaulter to the Treasury at the time of election.
    • is a soldier, seaman, marine, or airman in the regular army, navy or air force of the United States or a member of Congress.
    • is a person holding any office of profit or trust under any foreign power, other state or the United States.
  • It is a misdemeanor to take office as a Tennessee Notary Public-at-Large if a disqualification exists. A Tennessee Notary Public-at-Large may be removed from office just as any County Official.

Term of Office

The Term of a Tennessee Notary Public-at-Large is four (4) years. A Tennessee Notary Public-at-Large has the authority to notarize anywhere in the State of Tennessee.

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Shelby County
County Clerk
150 Washington Street, Suite 201
Memphis, TN. 38103
Voice:(901) 576-4254
Fax: (901) 576-4215
E-mail: clerk@co.shelby.tn.us

Application For Notary Public at Large - Shelby County

Information for Notary Public Applicants

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Sumner County
County Clerk
355 North Belvedere Drive - Room 111
Gallatin, Tennessee 37066-5411
Voice:(615) 452-4063
Fax: (615) 452-9371

Sumner County Notary Public Application

Information for Notary Public Applicants

The Sumner County Clerk's Office requires the completion of a county notary application and two reference letters. The Clerk's fee is $12.00.

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White County
County Clerk
One East Bockman Way
Sparta, TN. 38581
Phone: (931) 836-3712

White County Notary Public Application or Renewal

Information for Applying to be a Notary Public in White County

  1. It is the applicant's responsibility to secure the signature of a County Commissioner. One may contact the County Clerk to inquire as to whom a County commissioner may be.
  2. Upon getting the signature of a County Commissioner, the completed application is returned to the County Clerk's office with the proper fees.
  3. The County Clerk does request that the applicant note on the application which bonding company will be posting his/her Notary Bond. (Note from BondYourself.com - we hope you will purchase your Notary Bond from us ... click HERE to order your bond!)
  4. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify with the Clerk's office after the Commissioners meeting to determine if he/she has been approved. If approved, it is suggested that the applicant order his/her bond after the Clerk has given the commission dates of the term. A new Notary Public fee is $35.00; a renewal for a Notary Public is $12.00. The pricing for a new Notary Public includes a seal, so the applicant may want to explore BondYourself.com Notary Supplies for savings! The Clerk's office will deduct the seal fee for the applicant if he/she purchases supplies elsewhere.

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Williamson County
County Clerk
P.O. Box 624
Franklin, TN. 37065-0624
(615) 790-5712

Application For Notary Public at Large - Williamson County

Procedures for Applying to be a Notary Public in Williamson County

  1. Complete an application and deliver to Clerk's office at 1320 West Main Street, Franklin, TN. 37064. No fees will be assessed at that time. The meeting for approval is on the 3rd Monday of each month after filing with the Clerk. You will NOT be notified by the Clerk of your approval. You must contact the office at (615) 790-5712.
  2. Once approved, you must go to the Clerk's office to take the Notary oath, sign the Notary book, and pay the Clerk's fee of $12.00. At that time, you will be required to order a bond. (Note from BondYourself.com - we hope you will purchase your Notary Bond from us ... click HERE to order your bond!) Because the Clerk requires you and the Surety to sign the bond book, a surety representative from BondYourself.com signs the book on the 4th Friday of each month.
  3. Now is the time to purchase your Notary seal and supplies. We encourage you to check out the supply section of BondYourself.com before purchasing your seal or supplies. Click HERE for the supply area of BondYourself.com.
  4. You will have to contact the Clerk's office to obtain your commission date. They will NOT notify you of your commission dates.
  5. After receiving the commission dates from the Clerk, contact the surety representative with those dates. At that time, you will be issued the Errors and Omissions portion of your bond. The hard copy you receive from BondYourself.com is for your records and proof of Errors and Omissions insurance.

NOTE: Your surety bondsman cannot sign the Notary book for your bond prior to you signing it.

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Wilson County
Office of County Clerk
Wilson County, Tennessee

Application For Notary Public at Large - Wilson County

Information for Notary Public Applicants

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