2019 Georgia Code
Title 45 - Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 17 - Notaries Public
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 45-17-15. Revocation of commission; denial of reappointment

Universal Citation: GA Code § 45-17-15 (2019)
  • (a) The appointing clerk of superior court may by letter, with a copy to the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority, revoke the commission or deny the reappointment of any notary public who:

    • (1) Violates any provision of this chapter;

    • (2) Performs any notarial act in violation of Code Section 45-17-8;

    • (3) Is found to have submitted an application or endorsement for a notarial commission containing substantial and significant misstatement or omission of fact;

    • (4) Ceases to reside or work or have a business in this state; or

    • (5) Becomes incapable of reading and writing the English language.

  • (b) Any notary public whose commission has been revoked shall upon demand be allowed a hearing and adjudication before the superior court clerk with a right of de novo appeal to the superior court, such appeal to be determined by the court without the intervention of a jury.


Code 1981, § 45-17-15, enacted by Ga. L. 1984, p. 1105, § 1; Ga. L. 1997, p. 673, § 3.

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