New and Renewal Process

  • Complete Tennessee Notary Application.
  • Application must be notarized.
  • Election of each applicant will be considered by the County Commissioners.


After election and before commencing duties or exercising powers, a notary must post bond in the amount of $10,000 by a surety company authorized in Tennessee. Please wait to hear from our office with a new expiration date before you purchase the notary bond.


  • Following election, an approval letter will be mailed.
  • Once this letter is received, the newly elected notary must visit the main office to file a bond and receive the certificate.


  • $19.50 new and renewal application. This fee includes 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.
  • The Notary Public Application is available for printing.

If you have any further questions, please contact us:

Fentress County Clerk