Location
Cobb County Notary Office
10 East Park Square, Building C, 1st Floor
Marietta, Georgia 30090.

Hours of Operation
Tuesday through Friday
8:30am – 12pm
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Georgia Notary Public

Georgia Notary Law is in Title 45 Article 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.). Access the online version of the O.C.G.A. through the Georgia General Assembly website located at http://www.legis.ga.gov/.

Any individual desiring to be a Notary Public shall submit application to the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which the individual resides or, when applying under the provisions of Code Section 45-17-7, to the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which the individual works or has a business. The applicant shall sign and swear or affirm as to the truthfulness of the application. Original signatures are required; applicants may sign at Clerk’s office.

In Georgia, notaries public are commissioned for a four-year term by the Clerk of Superior Court in their county of residence. Georgia also allows residents of neighboring states to apply to become notaries public. These out-of-state residents must own a business in Georgia or be regularly employed in Georgia and must apply with the Clerk of Superior Court in the county where they own a business or are employed.

Note: Only out-of-state residents may apply in their county of employment; Georgia residents may only apply in their county of residence.

Effective November 1, 2017 all new notary applicants must complete the online notary training available at https://eLearn.gsccca.org.  To complete your online notary application, visit https://apps.gsccca.org/notaryapplication/.

In addition, all new and renewing notary applicants must complete the online notary training and complete the online exam available at https://elearn.gsccca.org. There is a $10 fee associated with completion of the class and final exam. Applicants must achieve a score of 90% or higher. This certificate shall be presented with your completed application. Applications not processed within 14 days will be deleted from the online site and applicant will be required to re-enter all information.

Effective November 1, 2018, all notary applicants (new and renewal) must submit a certified criminal background check from a local law enforcement entity (Sheriff, Police, etc.) with their application. The background check cannot be older than 30 days.

Renewal Applications are valid only for those holding a current unexpired appointment from Cobb County.

Before coming to the office, make sure you have all documents required to avoid delay.

Your application will not be processed if you are missing any of the items.