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State Information for Mississippi

Mississippi Notary Public Commission Requirements and Information

Appointing Officer
Governor - appoints notaries.
Secretary of State - processes notary applications, maintains records.

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

How to Apply
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Mississippi Secretary of State: http://www.sos.ms.gov/business_services_notaries_forms.aspx

Term of Office
4 year term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

Notary Bond Requirement
$5,000 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Recordbook Required
→Recordbook must be a permanently bound book with numbered pages. Notaries should only have one active recordbook at a time.

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp Required
→Embossing seal may ONLY be used in conjunction with official ink stamp. Seal impression must be photographically reproducible.

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: http://www.sos.ms.gov/business_services_notaries_forms.aspx


Contact Information for the State of Mississippi

State Notary Website
http://www.sos.ms.gov/business_services_notaries.aspx

State of Mississippi Online Notary Rules and Regulations
http://www.sos.ms.gov/business_services_notaries4.aspx

State of Mississippi Online Notary Search
http://www.sos.ms.gov/business_services_notaries3.aspx

Phone Number
(601) 359-1615

Mailing Address
Office of the Secretary of State
Notary Division
P.O. Box 1020
Jackson, MS 39215


Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(601) 359-1615

Further Information
http://www.sos.ms.gov/business_services_notaries6.aspx

This information was complied by the American Society of Notaries Copyright 2013
Last Updated MARCH 2013

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