State Information for Mississippi

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Mississippi Notary Requirements and Information

Mississippi Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be able to read and write English;
• be a resident of the state of Mississippi and resided in the county of residence for at least 30 days from the date applying;
• be a citizen or legal resident of the United States;
• not have been convicted of a felony (unless pardoned), not be incarcerated, on probation or parole.

How to Apply to Become a Mississippi Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Mississippi Secretary of State:

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State.

Term of Office
4 year term.

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not required.

Notary Bond Requirement
$5,000 Bond Required (4-year term)

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Recordbook (journal) required. Must be a chronological, permanently bound book with numbered pages. Only one active recordbook at a time.

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink stamp required, paper notarial acts. Notary seal image must be sharp, legible, permanent and photographically reproducible. Circular shape specified. Embossing seal may be used ONLY in conjunction with the official ink stamp, and only if embossing seal imprint is NOT inked.

Authorized Duties
• Oaths/affirmations;
• acknowledgments and proofs;
• execute jurats;
• witness signatures.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Mississippi Secretary of State:

Contact Information for the State of Mississippi

State of Mississippi Notary Website

State of Mississippi Online Notary Search

Phone Number
(601) 359-1684 or toll-free (800) 256-3494

Mailing Address
Mississippi Secretary of States
P.O. Box 136
Jackson, MS 3925

Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number:
(601) 359-1615

Further Information

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