Becoming a Notary Public in Tennessee is a fairly simple and easy process.
You go to the County Clerk’s office or, in some cases, their website, get the application, fill-it out in front of a Notary, and file it with the Clerk and pay the application fee.
If you don’t have any disqualifying factors (as spelled out on the application), the county legislative body (the County Commission in Shelby County) elects you and sends notice of your election to the Secretary of State, who then gets the Governor to commission you with state-wide authority.
Your Commission document is sent from the statehouse to the County Clerk, who sends you a letter, advising you to come in and take the oath of office & sign the book & bring your bond.
Once you know your Commission dates, you get a $10,000 errors & omissions insurance policy and a $10,000 Notary bond…
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