Effective September 1, 2023, the requirements and procedure to be appointed and commissioned as an Alabama Notary Public changed, pursuant to Alabama Act 2023-548.
To be appointed and commissioned as an Alabama Notary Public in Limestone County an applicant must be a resident of Limestone County and complete all necessary requirements under the new law.
Procedure to be appointed a Notary Public in Limestone County (click here)
- Complete Application for Notary Public Commission (click here)
- Submit completed Application (in person or by mail) with a copy of acceptable photo identification and non-refundable $10.00 application fee (cash, check, or money order payable to Limestone County Probate Judge – no debit or credit cards accepted) to Limestone County Probate Judge (Clinton Street Courthouse Annex, 100 South Clinton Street, Suite D, Athens, Alabama 35611)
- Probate Judge will mail applicant a letter approving or denying the Application
- Complete the required on-line Notary Public Training within 30 days after submitting Application (click here)
- Print Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the on-line Notary Public Training
- Obtain a Notary Public Bond in the sum of $50,000 payable to the State of Alabama from an Alabama licensed producer (insurance company)
- Deliver the Certificate of Completion and original Notary Public Bond to the Probate Judge (address above) for recording and pay $54.00 recording fee (cash, check, or money order payable to Limestone County Probate Judge – no debit or credit cards accepted)
Do not hesitate to call (256-233-6427) if you have any questions.
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.