Georgia Notaries Public

General Information/Application Form:

Effective April 1, 2019

All NEW and RENEWAL applicants must include a criminal background check performed by a local law enforcement agency, that is no more than 30 days old, with their application.

The Richmond County Superior Court Clerk’s office is proud to announce that new and renewal notary public applications are now filled out online. In an effort to provide ease and convenience, Richmond County Superior Court Clerk’s office, in conjunction with the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority, has developed an online notary public application process. Go to:, fill out the application online and print a copy. Once all the necessary signatures are obtained, simply bring the notary public application to the Superior Court Clerk’s office for processing.

We hope that you find this service to be beneficial as the Richmond County Superior Court Clerk’s office continues to explore and implement new ways to improve services delivered to the citizens of Richmond County.

The Office of the Clerk of Superior Court approves and issues commissions of Notary Public. Each commission is for a term of four years and may be renewed prior to the expiration of the notary's term of office.

Qualifications of Notaries:

Any individual applying for appointment to be a Notary Public must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A resident of this state, or neighboring state if employed in Georgia
  • A resident of the county from which such individual is appointed
  • Able to read and write the English language
After an applicant submits to the Clerk of Superior Court of the county of application, the Clerk of Superior Court shall either grant or deny a commission as a Notary Public within 10 days following the applicant's submission of the necessary documents.


The filing fee for Notary is $51.00 and can be paid by cash, business or cashier check, or money order. No personal checks accepted.

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