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Notary Public

Notary Public    

The office of a 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.

For more information about Notary Public, you may want to purchase the handbook, A Manual for Notaries Public, published by the  Young Lawyer’s Section of the Alabama State Bar.  The manual cost is $5.00.

Contact: Katherine L. Church
Alabama State Bar 
P.O. Box 671 Montgomery, AL 36101

You may also access the link to the State Legislature to obtain notary public information in the Code of Alabama (Section 36-20-1) at:


Requirements for Dallas County:

  • Must be a resident of Dallas County and a registered voter. .
  • Must be able to acquire a $50,000 bond from an insurance company 

Steps to be appointed a Notary

  • Complete Notary Public application and submit to Probate office along with a non-refundable $10.00 application fee.
  • Go to http://www.alpja.org, click on the notary public training link, and complete the notary public training.  (*Note:  You can go ahead and do the training while waiting for approval of your application.) 
  • Submit notary bond for $50,000 from an insurance company
  • Submit $53.00 filing fee payable to Judge of Probate

Judge of Probate will mail approved certification to applicant within a reasonable time.

Notary seal is obtained from office supply company by applicant.

 Contact number: (334) 874-2516  Email: recording@dallascounty-al.org