On June 14, 2023, Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill that overhauls Alabama's existing notary laws. The new requirements go into effect Friday, September 1, 2023,
Is that it?
No. There's more.
Download a copy of the new law below. If you'd like to attend a free Zoom Webinar, hosted by Notaries for Alabama, where we will review Act 2023-548 in greater detail, register at TrainAlabama.com .
No. Wait until your commission renews before undergoing the background check, completing the mandatory training and replacing your existing bond. However, you need to adhere to all other new requirements and standards. Make the time to study the new law and learn what 's required of you beginning September 1, 2023.
Since Alabama notaries have the highest surety bond amount, it's not surprising that you are having some difficulty. You can purchase a 50,000 bond by going to www.TheBondLady.org. The cost is $70.