New and Renewal Process

  • Complete the Tennessee Notary Application (See the forms library for the application).
  • The application will be notarized in the office upon submission. Do not sign before submitting.
  • A Notary Bond valued in the amount of $10,000 must be presented at the time of application (please call our office to get the date for your bond).
  • Your local insurance agent can issue the notary bond.


A notary must post a bond for $10,000 by a surety company authorized in Tennessee.


  • Following the approval from the County Commission, our office will contact you once the Secretary of State sends the Notary Commission.


  • $19.50 new and renewal application. This fee includes the official recording of the bond.

Additional Information:

  • A notary public must furnish their own seal. Embossed notary seals are not accepted.
  • Please refer to the Notary Public Handbook.

If you have any further questions, please contact us:

Fentress County Clerk