Missouri Notary Fees, Application, and Commission Information
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Missouri Notary Fees
Become a Missouri notary public
For a copy of the Missouri notary handbook, please visit the Missouri Secretary of State's notary
division website. You must be at least eighteen years old. You must be a registered voter of the
county within and for which the you are to be commissioned, or a resident alien of the United States.
You must apply for the county in which you reside. However, if you are a not a Missouri state
resident, you may apply for a Missouri notary commission if you are employed within Missouri and you
would apply within the county that you are employed in. You must also be able to read and write
English and not have had a commission revoked in the past ten years. You must also state on their
application whether or not they have ever been convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to any
felony, or to any misdemeanor incompatible with the duties of a notary public. If so, you must attach
a list of such convictions or pleas of guilt or nolo contendere. You do not have to be a United
States citizen to apply. If you have a green card, simply send a copy of your green card with your
The Missouri notary application can be downloaded from the state notary division website or from the
following branch offices:
111 N. 7th St., Rm. 234,
St. Louis, MO 63101
615 E. 13th St., Ste. 513,
Kansas City, MO 64106
149 Park Central, Rm. 624,
Springfield, MO 65806.
There is a $25 fee to receive a notary commission made payable to the State Director of Revenue.
Before submitting an application to the secretary of state, you must read the Missouri notary public
handbook and complete a computer-based training or other notary training in a manner prescribed by the
secretary of state. When you fill in your application, please write your name exactly as you want it
printed on your commission. You must file a $10,000 surety bond and take an oath of office with you
county clerk. The term of office for a Missouri notary public is four years.
Missouri notaries must use either a Missouri notary seal or embosser using black ink on each certificate
that is notarized. The seal will contain the following verbiage: the notary's exact name as it appears
on their commission certificate; the assigned commission number; and these three phrases: "Notary Seal,"
"Notary Public," "State of Missouri." The seal should also include the county in which the notary is
commissioned and the expiration date of the notary commission. A notary journal is required, and each
notary act must be recorded in the journal.
Changes in name or address to the commission
To change the exact name on a notary commission, the notary is required to send the following documents
to our office: completed Change of Name amendment form; check or money order for five dollars made payable
to State Director of Revenue; rider from the bonding company indicating the name change (if rider required);
and the present commission certificate.
To change their county of residence, a notary is required to send the following documents to our office:
completed Change County of Residence amendment form; check or money order for five dollars made payable to
State Director of Revenue; present commission certificate. If there is a change of address within the original
county of the notary's commission, they must fill out a change of address in same county amendment form within
thirty days of the move. If an out-of-state resident notary changes their address of employment, they must
also submit a form within thirty days of their change of address.
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$1.00 for court requested journal entries.