​Jefferson County TN Clerk office

202 W Main Street
Dandridge, TN 37725

(865) 397- 2935 

Email fherndon@jeffersoncountytn.org

How do I become a Notary Public in Hamblen County, TN?

Qualifications: All Notaries must be 18 years of age or older. A person does have to be a U.S. citizen or have permanent legal residency 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.

How to become a Notary: Turn an application in to the County Clerk’s Office, with a fee of $14.00.  If using two personal sureties instead of a bonding company the sureties must be listed on the application.  Sureties each must be personally worth in excess of $10,000.00 after deducting all indebtedness.  Sureties must come into the County Clerk’s office and sign for the notary before a commission will be issued. The Clerk’s Office will notify the applicant when the application is approved.

How do I become a Notary Public in Jefferson County, TN?

First, submit an application for notary public with a fee of $14, then the County Commission votes to approve your application. Once you have been approved, the Secretary of State issues you a commission to become a notary. Once we have received this commission you are notified to surrender a bond from an insurance company or from personal sureties.

Hamblen County TN Clerk

511 West Second North Street
Morristown, TN 37814
Phone: 423-586-1993

Notary Bonds

Guarantee that the Notary Public will faithfully perform the duties as prescribed by the laws in their jurisdiction. Similar to other Public Official bonds, they protect the public from the Notary not performing their duties faithfully. Errors and Omissions (E&O) coverage is also available.