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Tennessee Notary Public FAQ

TENNESSEE NOTARY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I become a Tennessee Notary Public? Here is some helpful information:

Requirements to become a Tennessee Notary Public:

- Tennessee notary applicants must be 18 years of age or older
- Notary applicants must reside in Tennessee or be employed in the state
- Applicants must be a legal permanent resident or US citizen
- Must not have had a notary commission revoked in the State of Tennessee of any other state

How to become a Notary Public in Tennessee

  1. Obtain and complete an application from your County Clerk's office
  2. Submit the completed application to your County Clerk with the application fee
  3. Be elected by the county commission in the county in which the applicant, resides or maintains his/her principal place of business at the time of his/her election
  4. Purchase a $10,000 notary surety bond
  5. Provide proof of the notary bond to your local County Clerk
  6. The Notary documents will be submitted to the State of Tennessee. The Secretary of State’s office will issue the Notary Commission and return it to your local County Clerk’s office. You will then be able to pick up the Commission there.
  7. Purchase your Tennessee notary supplies

How long is my Notary Term in Tennessee

- Tennessee notaries are commissioned for a term of 4 years. It is important to note that in Tennessee, it is a Class C misdemeanor for a Notary to act in an official capacity after the expiration of their notary commission.

Which Notary Supplies are required to be a Tennessee Notary Public

- Tennessee notaries are one of only a handful of states that allow notaries to perform Marriages. A Marriage Kit is available for purchase here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/marriage-kit
- A Tennessee notary stamp is required. A Tennessee notary stamp is most commonly used and must not be in black or yellow ink.
- Tennessee notaries are required to use a notary record book (Notary Journal) IF a fee is being charged for those services. It is recommended that Tennessee notaries use a record book to document all transactions for the protection of the notary

Tennessee Notary Website https://sos.tn.gov/businesses/guides/how-to-become-a-notary


To return to the Tennessee Notary Supply Page, click here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-tn-tennessee

How to Order Affordable Notary Supplies for Tennessee

One of the best ways to save money on TN Notary Stamps & TN Notary Seals is to purchase Notary kits also known as Notary Bundles or Notary Packages. These notary kits are arranged with the most commonly ordered, TN State-Approved Notary Products, packaged together and then discounted. These discounted Tennessee Notary Kits can be found here, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/tn-notary-kits In this article we will examine each Tennessee notary kit and the products they contain.

The cheapest Notary Supply option for Tennessee notaries is the Basic Notary Kit for TN, found here at our Tennessee Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-supplies-tennessee-tn This TN Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking Tennessee Notary Round Stamp, TN Notary Seal, and a Notary Record Book. The purpose of this notary kit is to create the lowest-cost option for Tennessee notaries while maintaining the minimum required items to notarize properly. If you think you may not notarize very often and you’re looking to keep your costs down, this is the notary package for you.

The Notary Supply option with best value is the Value Notary Kit for Tennessee, found here at our Tennessee Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/tennessee-notary-supplies-seal-stamp-package-2 This TN Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking Tennessee Round Notary Stamp, TN Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Notary affidavit stamp, and a Large Notary Zippered Supply Bag. This notary kit includes all the items of the TN Notary Basic Kit with two additions, the notary affidavit stamp, and the Large Notary Supply Bag. The Notary affidavit stamp is a very useful item as it documents the date of a swearing of an oath. The Large Notary Supply Bag is a sturdy supply bag that holds all the items of the Tennessee Notary Value Kit and makes it easy for the notary to organize all their notary supplies. The Large supply bag measures 10 inches high x 14 inches wide and allows the notary to use a combination lock (sold separately) for extra security. The notary combination lock can be found here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/Combination-Lock-for-Notary-Supplies-Bag 

The Highest Quality TN Notary kit is the Deluxe Notary Kit for Tennessee, found here at our TN Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-supplies-package-tenn This TN Notary Package includes: The Pre-Inked TN Round Notary Stamp, TN Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Pre-Inked Notary affidavit stamp, Large Notary Supply Bag, and a Deluxe Leatherette Notary Seal Pouch.  This notary kit has the highest quality notary stamps that simply kiss the paper when stamping. These Max-Light notary stamps by Trodat feature an oil-based ink which is much less likely to dry. For the notary that wants the best and expects to use the notary supplies a lot, this is the notary kit for you!

We hope this article has helped you decide which Tennessee Notary Kits to order. All our TN Notary supplies include many notary stamp variations with multiple notary stamp colors and notary seal upgrades. As always you can purchase your Tennessee Notary Supplies here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-tn-tennessee Anchorstamp.com proudly ships TN notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which TN Notary stamp should I purchase?

When you purchase your TN Notary Stamp it’s important to know your options. AnchorStamp.com offers a wide variety of Notary Stamps for Tennessee. The first thing a notary needs to know is that the TN notary stamps are made in accordance with Tennessee notary guidelines. A Tennessee notary will then want to know how much do TN notary stamps cost? At Anchor Stamp, we offer TN notary stamps for all budgets, beginning with a Wood-handle notary stamp to self-inking TN notary stamps, to the highest quality, Pre-Inked TN notary stamps. Anchor Stamp offers Shiny and Trodat brands which reflect our commitment to creating quality Tennessee notary stamps. Need your notary stamp in a hurry? No worries, Anchor Stamp ships Tennessee Notary Supply orders the next business day and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more. You can purchase your TN notary stamps right here at our Tennessee notary store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-stamp-tennessee-tn

Let’s look at some of TN notary stamps in detail.

1) The highest quality TN notary stamps are the Tennessee Pre-Inked notary stamps. This Tennessee notary stamp product line uses the Max-Light brand by Trodat. The Max-Lights by Trodat feature a superior oil-based ink, a smooth stamping mechanism and a protective cover. Pre-Inked TN notary stamps can be re-inked, just be sure to use the proper Pre-Ink refill ink.

The most popular Tennessee Pre-Inked notary stamp is the Pre-Inked TN Round notary stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-stamp-tennessee-tn-round This compact notary stamp includes a standard border to properly frame the state-approved notary information. This TN notary stamp makes a sharp, crisp notary stamp impression every time. The Pre-Inked TN notary stamp is also available in a popular pink frame.

Anchorstamp.com also offers Tennessee notaries useful Pre-Inked notary stamps such as the Pre-Inked notary affidavit stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/tennessee-notary-pre-inked-affidavit-stamp, the Pre-Inked Notary Acknowledgement stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-acknowledgement-stamp- , the Pre-Inked Notary Jurat Stamp, found here  https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-jurat-stamp , and the Pre-Inked Notary Certified True Copy stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/certified-true-copy-stamp .

2) Our next high-quality line of TN notary stamps are Self-Inking notary stamps using the Shiny brand. The Tennessee Self-inking notary stamps by Shiny feature a high-quality stamp that is also re-inkable. Another very popular notary stamp is the Self-Inking TN Round notary stamp. These notary stamps include the state-approved TN notary stamp format with a standard border and the notary’s name and expiration date. This notary product also features various stamp frame colors including Black, Pink, USA Flag, Blue, Red and Lilac. You can purchase this quality TN notary stamp here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/tennessee-notary-self-inking-round-stamp

Anchor Stamp also offers high-quality, useful Self-Inking Notary affidavit stamps, Self-Inking Acknowledgement Stamps and Self-Inking Jurat stamps on our Tennessee notary stamp supply page https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-stamp-tennessee-tn  

We hope this informative article has helped you purchase your TN notary stamps. All TN notary supplies can be purchased here on our Tennessee notary store, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-tn-tennessee Anchorstamp.com proudly ships Tennessee notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which Tennessee notary seal should I purchase?

Experienced Tennessee notaries know that there is nothing quite like a raised or embossed notary impression. Many clients will expect to see the raised notary seal as it makes them feel like the transaction is authentic and official. In some cases where documents go out of state, a notary seal is required. When notarizing in Tennessee, we recommend purchasing an Tennessee notary seal. Anchorstamp.com offers TN notary seals in most of our TN notary kits. It is important to purchase your Tennessee notary seal from a company like Anchorstamp.com that manufacturers the seals on site. This will ensure quality and reduce the cost and delivery time of these important notary tools. Anchor Stamp uses the Shiny brand to create our line of quality Tennessee notary embossers. Our Tennessee notary seals are made of steel and built to last. Each TN notary embosser is engraved with pride and tested to meet the highest quality standards. All our Tennessee notary seals can be purchased right here on our TN notary Store https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-seal-tn-tennessee  

Anchor Stamp offers three kinds of Tennessee notary seals. The first, and most popular is the TN notary pocket seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/tennessee-notary-seal The pocket seal is named so as it could fit right in your pocket and is preferred by notaries on the go. All our notary pocket seals include a free vinyl storage pouch. Anchorstamp.com offers a wide variety of notary seal upgrades and various color options including Black, Pink, Blue, and Red.

The next Tennessee notary seal option is the Tennessee notary desk seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-tennessee-desk This notary desk seal features four rubber gripped feet for the seal to rest on top of your desk without slipping. The Tennessee notary desk seal is great for higher volume embossing and made for the notary to leverage his/her weight as they seal.

The finest Tennessee notary seal is the Tennessee Notary Designer Desk Seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/tennessee-notary-designer-desk-seal. The Tennessee Designer notary desk seal is the most attractive and distinguished looking item an Alabama notary can purchase. This revolutionary design is tested and proven to reduce pressure by 30%. The steel-frame construction makes this TN notary embosser built to stand the test of time. Anchorstamp.com offers this beautiful seal in Black, Silver, and Gold.

We hope this article about TennesseeN notary seals has helped you purchase your TN notary seals. All TN notary supplies can be purchased here on our Tennessee notary store, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-tn-tennessee Anchorstamp.com proudly ships Tennessee notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.