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State Information for Mississippi

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Mississippi Notary Public Requirements

Mississippi Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
be at least 18 years old;
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 of the United States;
be able to read and write English; and
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: http://www.sos.ms.gov/BusinessServices/Pages/Notaries-FAQs.aspx#a01

Term of Office
4 year term

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

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*
*Notary seal image must be sharp, legible, permanent and photographically reproducible. Embossing seal may be used ONLY in conjunction with the official ink stamp, and only if embossing seal imprint is NOT inked.

Authorized Duties
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/Pages/Fees-Forms-Notary-Public.aspx

Contact Information for the State of Mississippi

State Notary Website

State of Mississippi Online Notary FAQs

State of Mississippi Online Notary Search

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

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