Here are resources for learning about and applying to be a Notary Public in the State of Alabama. Follow the steps below to apply for your Notary Public Commission.

AL State Senate Bil 322 provides for a uniform application and process for becoming a Notary Public in Alabama.

The Notary Application Process

Step 1

Click Here to download "Application for Notary Public Commission" Form

Complete "Application" form and collect the required documentation

Step 2

File the Application with your local Probate Office

Pay any applicable fees and allow time for the Probate Judge to review the "Application"

Step 3

Await notification of approval from the Probate Office

It is OK to complete the required online Notary Public Training course at this time.

Step 4

Click Here to navigate to the online Notary Public Training course

Complete the Training course and print the Course Completion Certificate within 30 days of "Application"

Step 5

After approval, obtain a surety bond in the amount of $50,000

Bond can be obtained from any insurance agent and is to be made payable to the State of Alabama

Step 6

Present your Training Course Completion Certificate and Bond to your local Probate Office

Pay any applicable fees and request a Notary Public Commission


Frequently Asked Questions

I was appointed as a notary prior to September 1, 2023. Do I have to do anything because of the new law?

Not immediately. When your commission expires, you will have to comply with the requirements of the new law.

Am I required to use the sample notary acknowledgements?

No. The acknowledgements that are contained in the APJA-Ali training program are only recommended examples and are not part of the revised Notary Public Act.

Where can I get Notary forms?

You can download the NOTARY APPLICATION from this website. File the Notary Application with your local county Probate office to start the process of getting your Notary Commission.


Downloadable Resources for Notary Public

Notary Information Pamphlet

Application for Notary Public Commission

Notary Public Training Course PDF

Sample Notary Acknowledgments

Notary Misconduct Affidavit