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Thank you for your interest regarding service as a Notary Public in the State of Georgia. For many years, the Office of Secretary of State administered Georgia's Notary Public laws, O.C.G.A. 45-17-1 et seq. However, the Office of Secretary of State has transferred responsibility for most of the statewide obligations related to Notaries Public, including the issuance of the international certificate of authentication (Apostille), to the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority .
The Office of Secretary of State retains the responsibility for the issuance of only one certificate of authentication - the Great Seal, which may be obtained from our Elections Division. By law, the Secretary of State is the official custodian of the Great Seal, which is attached to official papers by executive order of the Governor.
Please note that questions regarding application of laws to a particular situation should be addressed to private legal counsel.
Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority
1875 Century Boulevard
Atlanta, Georgia 30345
Phone: (404) 327-6023
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Office of Secretary of State
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE
Suite 802 - Floyd West Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone: (404) 656-2871
Fax: (404) 651-9531
Office Hours for Geat Seal walk-in - 8:30am - 4:30pm
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