The County Clerk’s Office is responsible for the local processing of Notary Public Commissions.
How to become a Notary Public in Missouri:
Visit the Missouri Secretary of State – Commissions Division website for more information and to complete an application.
Missouri Secretary of State – Commissions Division
Toll Free (866)223-6535, option 4
Upon receiving a confirmation letter from the Secretary of State’s Office, the applicant must obtain a $10,000 notary surety bond. The bond must insure the applicant for their four-year term as a Notary Public and the name and commission dates on the surety bond must match identically as on the confirmation letter from the Secretary of State.
Upon receiving the surety bond, applicants must then present and submit the notary bond in-person at the County Clerk’s Office to receive his/her oath and certificate. Feel free to call (573) 243-3547 to verify your certificate has been received by our office. A filing fee of $3.00 (cash or check) will also be collected by the County Clerk’s Office upon processing the commission.
Office of the County Clerk
County Administration Building
1 Barton Square, Suite 301
Jackson, MO 63755