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Notaries Public in Alabama

Welcome to the Notary Near Me ™ page for Alabama. Click on the links above to find a notary in Alabama by city. Once you locate an Alabama Notary Public, view details of their professional notary experience on their profile page, such as whether they are a loan signing agent, or can receive e-docs.

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Become a Notary Public in Alabama

The information and links below provide a general overview of how to become a Notary Public in Alabama

Appointment and Commissioning

Notaries in Alabama are appointed and commissioned by the probate judges of the various counties. The probate judge reports the following to the Secretary of State: the name, county, date of issuance and date of expiration of the commission of each notary appointed and commissioned under applicable law.

For information on being appointed a Notary Public in Alabama, please contact the probate judge for your county. Their contact information can be found on the Secretary of State website:

Notary Public Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of notaries are contained in the Code of Alabama. The newest legislation regarding notaries public can be viewed online (Act 2011-295).

Alabama Notary Public Acknowledgment Information

An acknowledgment is the notary act of a signer declaring to a Notary Public that they have willingly signed a document. The act of presenting a signed document before a Notary Public and asking the Notary Public to notarize the signature constitutes acknowledging signing the document. The signer may sign the document before being in the presence of the Notary Public, however, the signer must appear before the Notary Public to sign the notary journal and receive the affixation of the notary seal on the notary certificate.

Alabama Notary Public Jurat Information

A Jurat is the notary act of a signer swearing under oath before a Notary Public that the statement in the notarized document is true. Jurat certificate wording must accompany all Jurat notary acts in one of the following: within the document itself, after the signature area(s), or on an attached certificate form.