Qualifications: All Notaries must be 18 years of age or older. A person does not have to be a U.S. citizen to be a Notary. A Notary is elected to a four-year term by the county legislative body in the county where he/she resides or has principal place of business. A Notary is commissioned by the governor. A Notary Public is empowered to administer oaths, take depositions, and take affidavits. All Notaries are at large, meaning that they can exercise the functions of a Notary Public in all counties in Tennessee.
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How to become a Notary: Turn an application in to the County Clerk’s Office, with a fee of $17.00 The Clerk’s Office will notify the applicant when the application is approved.