Your One-Stop Shop to Become a Tennessee Notary

The American Association of Notaries offers a simple step-by-step guide to become a Tennessee notary. With our help, becoming a Tennessee notary is easy and hassle free.

To become a Tennessee notary you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.

  • Be a U.S. citizen.

  • Be a resident of the county or have your principal place of business located in the county in which you are applying. 

  • Never have been removed from office of notary public for official misconduct.

  • Never have had a notary commission revoked or suspended by Tennessee or any other state.

  • Never have been found by a court of Tennessee, or of any other state, to have engaged in the unauthorized practice of law.

  • Never have been convicted of offering or giving a bribe or of larceny or any other offense declared infamous by law, unless restored to citizenship in the mode pointed out by law.

  • Not be a member of Congress, or a person holding any office of profit or trust under any foreign power, other state of the union, or under the United States (TCA 8-18-101).

  • Not be a a soldier, sailor, marine, or airman in the regular army or navy or air force of the United States.

How It Works

Complete a Tennessee notary application

Tennessee notaries are appointed by the county legislative body (county commission) in the county in which they reside. Click here to contact your county clerk's office to request a notary application.

Purchase a four-year, $10,000 Tennessee notary bond

All Tennessee notary applicants are required to provide a four-year, $10,000 notary bond in order to qualify for a Tennessee notary commission. For your protection, we are including a four-year, $10,000 Tennessee notary errors and omissions insurance policy at no additional cost to you. 

Order a Tennessee notary stamp and Journal

All Tennessee notaries are required to purchase a notary stamp and a notary journal to perform notarial acts.  All our Tennessee notary supplies conform to Tennessee notary laws. Click here to order a Tennessee notary stamp.

Email us a copy of your Tennessee notary commission certificate

Fax or email us a copy of your Tennessee notary commission certificate so we can prepare and ship your notary stamp, notary journal, and any additional notary supplies that you have ordered.

Complete Tennessee Notary Package

Everything you need to become a Tennessee notary

Only $69.95*
Includes a One-year Membership to AAN

Limited time offer - save up to 40% on notary supplies

Four-year, $10,000 Tennessee notary bond. $50.00
Four-year, $10,000 Tennessee errors & omissions insurance policy included at no additional cost. Included
Shiny self-inking notary stamp - Item # TN223. $27.95
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Trodat self-inking notary stamp - Item # TN219. $27.95
Tennessee notary record book - Item # TN702. $ 9.95
Free one-year membership to AAN – A $19.00 value included with supply order at no additional cost. $19.00
Total Value $106.90
Your Cost $69.95

* This package may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory four-year, $10,000 notary bond for $19.95 plus $6.95 for shipping. Enter item # P101 on the order form. The Tennessee four-year, $10,000 notary bond may also be purchased separately for $50.00. Discounts/Savings apply only to supplies and not to notary bonds or errors and omissions insurance policies. The notary bond and notary stamp are required by Tennessee notary law.

Five Simple Steps to Become a Tennessee Notary

  1. Obtain and complete a notary application from your county clerk's office.

    There are ninety-five counties in Tennessee, and each county has its own application form, requirements, and application fee. Some counties offer an online notary application that can be downloaded, printed, and mailed to the county clerk's office, while others require you  to visit their office to apply.  The easiest way to obtain a notary application is to call or visit the county clerk's website for information on how to apply for a Tennessee notary commission.

  2. Order your four-year, $10,000 Tennessee notary bond.

    Upon notification by the county clerk’s office that you have been approved as a Tennessee notary, you must secure a $10,000 notary bond. Save time! No need to wait days to receive your Tennessee notary bond. You can now download the notary bond instantly upon checkout. The notary bond includes a four-year, $10,000 Tennessee  notary errors and omissions insurance policy for your protection at no additional cost to you. The notary bond is required by Tennessee notary law to protect the public from notary's errors. 

  3. Provide proof of the notary bond to the county clerk's office.

    After you purchase the notary bond, you must appear with the notary bond and your picture ID before the county clerk or deputy clerk who will administer the oath of office and file your application with the Tennessee Secretary of State. The Secretary of State will return your notary commission certificate to the county clerk's office for you to pickup.

  4. Order your Tennessee notary supplies.

    Save up to 70% on the same Tennessee notary supplies that you may find somewhere else plus receive a free one-year membership in the American Association of notaries at no additional cost. (A $19.00 value.)  We offer only the highest-quality products, which comply with all Tennessee legal requirements for notaries. All our Tennessee notary stamps are manufactured in-house, and we stand behind them 100%. All our notary supplies come with a LIFETIME REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE – No questions asked! You can order your notary supplies during the notary application process. 

  5. Fax or email us a copy of your Tennessee notary commission certificate.

    Fax or email a copy of your Tennessee notary commission certificate to 1-713-644-2299 or so we can prepare and ship the Tennessee notary supplies that you ordered.

Tennessee notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company (established 1900). Kal Tabbara is a licensed insurance agent in Tennessee.