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Become a Missouri Notary Public

The Missouri Secretary of State's Office is responsible for appointing and commissioning of notaries public in Missouri. The Commissions Division maintains the oath of office, official signature, and official bond of the notaries public. As an applicant, it is important to read the Missouri Notary Handbook.

Requirements to become a notary public in Missouri:

  1. At least 18 years old
  2. A legal resident or employed in the State of Missouri
  3. Able to read and write the English language

Steps to become a Missouri Notary Public:

1. Take the Online or Written Missouri Notary Training Course.

2. Complete the application for commission as a notary public. Read and follow the instructions carefully.

a. Resident Application Form

b. Non-Resident Application Form

3. Prepare a $25.00 application fee via check made payable to "State Director of Revenue".

4. Submit all the required documents and fee to:

Commissions Division

James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center

PO Box 784

Jefferson City, MO 65102

5. Once your application is approved, the Secretary of State's Office will mail your commission to the county in which you reside; and at the same time, sends a letter to notify you that your commission has been mailed to the county office.

6. Obtain a $10,000 surety bond.

7. Qualify at your County Clerk's Office.

Term of Office

The Secretary of State grants each notary public in Missouri a four-year term of office.

Missouri Notary Fees

As a notary public in Missouri, these are the fees for notarial services and other notarial acts:

Acknowledgments

$2.00

Jurats

$2.00

Oaths & Affirmations

$1.00

Notary-Certified Copies

$2.00 per 8-1/2' by 11' page,

$1.00 for court requested journal entries.

Apostilles

$10.00 per document

Find a Notary in Missouri

An online page has been provided by the Secretary of State for searching commissioned notaries in Missouri. As an alternative, FindNotary offers an easier way to find a notary in Missouri. We have the largest directory for notary public, mobile notaries, and notary services for Missouri and the entire United States.

Resources:

  1. Missouri Notary Public Services
  2. Missouri Notary Public Bond
  3. Missouri Notary Classes, Training, and Handbooks
  4. Missouri Notary Seals and Supplies

For more information on how to become a Missouri Notary, visit the Missouri Notary Public website at http://www.sos.mo.gov/business/commissions/. You can also contact them at (573) 751-2783, or visit their office at 600 West Main, Room 322, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101.

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