Missouri Notary - American Association of Notaries

Everything You Need to Become a Missouri Notary, All in One Place

Welcome to the American Association of Notaries. Since 1994, we've helped hundred of thousands of people in Missouri and across the country become notaries. With our guidance and expertise, you will become a skilled Missouri notary capable of providing accurate and efficient notarial services.
That is our mission.

The American Association of Notaries is the only source you need to become a Missouri notary. We can assist you with:

The Missouri Notary Application Process - simple, cost-effective, and worry-free!

Missouri Notary Bonds and Insurance - to protect the public and you!

High Quality Missouri Notary Stamps and Notary Supplies - at a savings of 40% or more and a lifetime replacement guarantee!

Notary Training - We teach you how to perform your notarial duties according to notary law, which will reduce your liability.

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Notary Stamps

Our notary stamps conform to Missouri notary law requirements and are manufactured in-house using only the highest-quality materials.

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Notary Seals

All of our Missouri notary seal embossers are laser engraved and require minimal effort to produce sharp raised notary seal impressions.

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Notary Supplies

The AAN is one of the nation's top providers of quality notary supplies. We offer a lifetime warranty on all of our notary supplies.

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Notary Books

Our notary journals are easy to use and conform to Missouri state notary laws. Every notary supplies order includes a free e-notary guide.


Informational Missouri Notary Articles

Notaries and the Unauthorized Practice of Law

Unless a notary is also a licensed attorney, he or she may not give legal advice or accept fees for legal advice. In civil-law jurisdictions, and in most common-law jurisdictions outside the United States, notaries are essentially lawyers who have extensive training in the drafting of documents. However, American common-law notaries do not have any legal authority unless they happen to also be a licensed attorney. As a result, it would be considered unauthorized practice of law for a non-attorney notary to give legal advice.

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Can a Notary Use a Signature Stamp to Notarize Documents?

Most notaries are accustomed to using a stamp to affix their official statement of authority as a notary public. This leads notaries to wonder if they can also utilize a rubber stamp, which is easier to use, in affixing their signature to notarial certificates. If you are a notary who notarizes multiple documents a day, using a signature stamp can be a tempting way to avoid hand cramping and carpal tunnel. However, laws that regulate the acts of notaries are often very strict. This includes using a facsimile signature stamp in lieu of a handwritten or wet signature.

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How to Become a Missouri Notary:

Compared to other states, Missouri has few eligibility requirements to become a notary. The process is simple and affordable (from $30.00) for a four-year Missouri notary term. To become a notary in Missouri, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a registered voter in the county in which you are applying to become a notary
  • Be a resident of the county in which you are applying to become a notary
  • Be able to read and write the English language
  • Never had a notary public commission revoked in the past 10 years

If you meet these qualification requirements, follow the steps below to become a Missouri notary.

  1. Complete an online notary application. All Missouri notary applicants are required to complete an online application at the Missouri Secretary of State’s Website, read the Missouri notary handbook, take an online training course, and pay a $25.00 application filing fee. Click here to start the Missouri notary application process.
  2. File a four-years, $10,000 Missouri notary bond with the county clerk's office. After four to six days from submitting your Missouri notary application, the Missouri Secretary of State will mail you an approval letter that you need to take to the county clerk's office to complete the swearing-in process, file the four-year $10,000 notary bond and to receive your Missouri notary commission. Click here to purchase the Missouri notary bond.
  3. Purchase a notary stamp and a notary journal. Missouri notary law requires that all notaries use an inked notary stamp or a metal notary seal embosser to authenticate all notarial acts they perform. Only notary stamps with black ink color is allowed. All of our Missouri notary stamps and seals are made in house and come with a life-time warranty. No questions asked! Click here to order a Missouri notary stamp.
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Missouri notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company (established 1900). Kal Tabbara is a licensed insurance agent in Missouri.