ALERT: The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office and all of its divisions will close at 1 p.m. CST Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, due to inclement weather impacting the Nashville metropolitan area. All of the department’s divisions will reopen at 8 a.m. CST Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Department of State Division of Publications issues and maintains records relating to notary commissions.
2010 Opinion 10-97 states it is the opinion of this Office that a notary public is prohibited from notarizing
his or her spouse’s signature because of the requirement that notaries discharge the duties of
office “without favor or partiality.”