BECOMING A NOTARY To become a notary public, first secure a $10,000 notary bond from any insurance company of your choice. Bring the bond and driver's license to the clerk's office to complete the application. Fee is $42.00 for new notary, which includes the cost of commission and notary stamp (without stamp is $14.00). To renew a notary, the fee is $14, with no stamp included. Applications may be submitted between the first day and the last day of each month. The legislative body approves the notary applications at their monthly meeting on the third Monday of the month, following the month of submission. NOTARIZATION OF DOCUMENTS Notaries are available in the clerk's office to notarize documents for the public. Documents must be signed in the presence of the notary and proof of identification is required. The cost is $5.00 for each notarization.