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State Information for Missouri

Missouri Notary Public Commission Requirements and Information

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Notary Commission Qualifications
Applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be registered voter in the county in which applying or be a permanent resident alien of the United States;
• apply in the county in which the applicant legally resides;
• be able to read and write the English language; and
• not have had a notary commission revoked within 10 years from the date applying.
→Non-residents may apply if employed in Missouri, has a work address in the county they are applying in, and only uses the notary commission within their scope of employment.

How to Apply
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Missouri Secretary of State: http://www.sos.mo.gov/business/commissions/newNotary.asp

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Education Course Required (3-hour, state-approved course, online or other method prescribed by the Secretary of State)
CLICK HERE for information about ASN’s online Missouri Notary Course.

Notary Bond Requirement
$10,000 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Recordbook Required
→Recordbook must be permanently bound and contain numbered pages.

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp or Embossing Seal Required
→Black ink specified for stamp.

Authorized Duties
• take acknowledgments and proofs;
• administer oaths and affirmations;
• certify copies; and
• perform any other act authorized by law.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Missouri Secretary of State: http://www.sos.mo.gov/business/commissions/

Contact Information for the State of Missouri

State Notary Website

State of Missouri Online Notary Search

State of Missouri Online Notary Handbook

Phone Number
(573) 751-2783
(866) 223-6535

Mailing Address
Office of the Secretary of State
Commissions Division
James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center
PO Box 784
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Apostille Certification Information

$10.00 per document

Phone Number
(573) 751-2783
(866) 223-6535

Further Information

This information was compiled by the American Society of Notaries • Copyright 2017
Last Updated NOVEMBER 2012

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