Genesee County Clerk's Office

How to Become a Notary Public

Genesee County Administration Building
1101 Beach St.

Flint, MI  48502
(810) 257-3225

Office Hours for Notary Application
  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holiday/Furlough Day Closures

To become a notary public, applicants must file a notary bond in person at our office.  Applicants must be residents of Genesee County and must present:

  • a notary bond
  • (NOTE:  If applicant is a licensed attorney in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan, no notary bond is required.)
  • a completed application
  • and valid state issued driver's license or identification card (must show current residential address)

The fee to file a notary bond is $10.00.  Payment methods accepted:  cash, money order, business check or credit/debit.  If using credit/debit, an additional service fee is charged, and the cardholder must be present with ID.  Personal check is accepted if:  the name and address imprinted on the check matches the name and address of the customer.  The customer must sign a personal check in our presence and provide valid photo ID.  (Out of state personal checks are not accepted.)

After filing the bond with our office, the applicant will mail the application to the Office of the Great Seal with an additional $10.00 fee.

More information on the process and laws regarding notaries public can be located at the Office of the Great Seal at:,4670,7-127-1633_95527_95528---,00.html

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