Notaries Public

 

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A Notary Public is a public officer whose function it is  
1. To administer oaths; and
2. To attend and certify, by his signature and official seal, certain classes of documents, in order to give them credit and authenticity; and
3. To take acknowledgments of deeds and other conveyances and certify the same; and
4. To perform certain official acts, chiefly in commercial matters, such as the protesting of notes and bills, the notice of foreign drafts, and marine protests in cases of damage.


REQUIREMENTS TO BE APPOINTED A NOTARY PUBLIC IN MARION COUNTY
1. Must be a resident of Marion County; and
2. Must be capable of posting filing fees in the required amount; and
3. Must be capable of posting a bond for $50,000.


STEPS TO BE APPOINTED A NOTARY PUBLIC
1. Complete a notary public application;
2. Submit the application with the non-refundable $10 application fee to: Judge of Probate of Marion County;
3. Complete the required notary training within 30 days of the date of application;
4. Probate Judge will send the applicant an appointment letter;
5. Applicant must take the appointment letter to an insurance company to obtain a notary public bond in the sum of $50,000;
6. Applicant must record the bond and present the Training Certificate within forty (40) days of the date of the letter of appointment;
7. At the time of recording the bond, the Applicant must pay a $43 filing fee ($25 Issue Notary Commission (36-20-70(a)), $15 Proceedings Appointing Notary Public and Recording (12-19-90(b)(39)), $10 Approving Bond (12-19-90(b)(13)), $3 Certificate with Seal (Stamp Fee) (12-19-90(b)(19)).