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Clerk/Register Of Deeds
Anthony G. Forlini
120 N Main, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5120

Clerk - Notary Public

Notary Public Information Page

 

To qualify to become a notary, an individual must be at least 18 years old; a resident of the State of Michigan or if you are a non-Michigan resident maintain a principal place of business in the State; U.S. citizen or proof of legal presence; read and write in English; and be free of any felony/misdemeanor convictions, and other violations as described in the law.

 

Apply in Person

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  • CLICK HERE to use the online notary application.
     
  • Then CLICK HERE to make an appointment to visit the Macomb County Clerk's Office Vital Records Department at 120 N Main in Mount Clemens.

 

Detailed Application Process (Click arrow to expand)

  • When applying to become a notary, you will need the following:

  • Acquire a surety bond in the sum of $10,000 from a surety agent licensed to do business in this state.  You can search for licensed agencies at www.michigan.gov/difs. More information on the Surety Bond can be found on the Secretary of State's website.  A surety must be licensed to do business in this state. 

    Please Note: Notaries are required to obtain a $10,000.00 surety bond and file it at the office of the county clerk in the county where you live in. The cost of a surety bond will vary -- generally between $50.00 to $100.00.

  • Once you have obtained your $10,000 surety bond and power of attorney, sign the two lines where it states "principle" with your notary name in front of a notary public.

 

Apply in Person

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  • CLICK HERE to use the online notary application.
     
  • Then CLICK HERE to make an appointment to visit the Macomb County Clerk's Office Vital Records Department at 120 N Main in Mount Clemens.

 

Final Steps

  • The application, with our seal on it, should be mailed to the Great Seal within 90 days, along with the required $10 application fee made payable to the "State of Michigan."

    Michigan Department of State
    Office of the Great Seal
    7064 Crowner Blvd.
    Lansing, MI 48918  

    Or you can apply online:

    CLICK HERE to login and upload your completed County application using the State's web site and pay $10.00 filing fee by credit card or electronic check.

  • The Office of the Great Seal within the Secretary of State shall review the application and may conduct a background check.

  • The Secretary of State approves or denies the application after a review of the application, payment of the proper fee, and results of any background investigation.

  • When the Secretary of State approves an application, the applicant receives their notary commission by email. Please check all spam folders.

  • The appointment would expire on his or her birthday between six and seven years after the date of appointment.

  •  PLEASE NOTE: You cannot notarize documents until you receive your commission from the Great Seal.

  • CLICK HERE to check the status of your appointment.

 

 

 

FEES   

  • $10.00 -- bond filing fee.
  • Method of payments accepted: cash, check, VISA, Mastercard and Discover.
  • Please make checks payable to: "Macomb County Clerk.

IMPORTANT LINKS

Reporting Change/Corrections: To report changes, use the Request for Notice of Change form.  This form is used to report changes to one's name, residence and/or business address. There is no need to reapply and there is no charge to correct our records.