Notaries

DUTIES OF A NOTARY PUBLIC

To administer oaths; and

To attest and certify, by his signature and official seal, certain classes of documents, in order to give them credit and authenticity; and

To take acknowledgments of deeds and other conveyances and certify the same; and

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 RUSSELL COUNTY

Must be a resident of Russell County; and

Must be a registered voter in Russell County; and

Must be capable of posting bond in the required amount.

TYPES OF NOTARIES

State-at-Large: may perform duties of the office State-wide;

STEPS TO BE APPOINTED A NOTARY

Complete notary public application;

Applicant must go to an insurance company to obtain a notary public bond of $25,000.00;

The same day the bond is issued, you must bring the Bond, completed application and $30.00 filing fee to Judge of Probate no later than 4 pm Eastern;

Probate Judge will issue applicant an appointment letter;

PLEASE REMEMBER!!!!!!

The office of Notary Public is a serious and responsible public office and should not be taken lightly. Abuse of the office or irresponsibility in the performance of notarial duties can result in grave consequences. If a Notary Public has doubts about the propriety of any action, he or she should seek competent professional advice before he or she acts.

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You will need to complete the above form and mail it or come into:

Notary Department

Russell County Probate Court

P. O. Box 700

1000 Broad St.

Phenix City, AL 36868

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For more information about Notary Public, you may want to purchase the handbook, A Manual for Notaries Public, published by the Young Lawyers Section of the Alabama State Bar which is available as a downloadable .pdf. The cost of the manual is $5.45 and may be obtained by clicking on the link below.

http://alabamayls.org

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