Your One-Stop Shop to Become a Missouri Notary


The American Association of Notaries offers a simple step-by-step guide to become a Missouri notary. With our help, becoming a Missouri notary is easy and hassle-free.

To become a Missouri notary 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 have had a notary public commission revoked in the past ten years

How It Works


Complete an online notary application

All notary applicants are required to complete the application on the Missouri Secretary of State's website, take a notary course, and pay a $25.00 filing fee. Click here to apply online.

Purchase a four-year, $10,000 Missouri notary bond

The notary bond is required by the state to protect the public against notary errors. Our Missouri notary bonds comes with a four-year, $10,000 errors and omissions insurance policy at no additional cost to you. Click here to purchase a notary bond.

File the notary bond with the county clerk's office

The Missouri Secretary of State will notify you within a few days after you comple the application online that you can file your Missouri notary bond with the county clerk's office, take the oath of office, and pick up your Missouri notary commission certificate.

Purchase Missouri notary supplies

Once approved as a Missouri notary, you need to purchase a Missouri notary stamp and a record book to perform notarial acts. Click here to order a Missouri notary stamp.

Email us a copy of your commission certificate

Fax or email a copy of your Missouri notary commission certificate so we can prepare and ship your Missouri notary stamp, record book, and any additional notary supplies you ordered.

  1. Apply online to become a Missouri notary.

    Go to the Missouri Secretary of State – Notary Public Division website to create an account and start the application process (click here for step-by-step filing instructions). You will be asked to read the Missouri notary public handbook and complete a mandatory online training course. Within four to six business days, the Missouri Secretary of State will mail you a commission letter stating that you need to go to the county clerk's office to file the four-year, $10,000 notary bond, take the Oath of Office, and pickup your notary commission certificate.

  2. Order your four-year, $10,000 Missouri notary bond - it includes a $10,000 errors and omissions policy at no extra cost.

    The Missouri Secretary of State requires all new Missouri notary applicants to file a four-year, $10,000 notary bond with their county clerk's offices. To speed up the notary commissioning process, we will email you the Missouri notary bond to file with the county clerk's office. Click on the "Add to Cart" button below to purchase the Missouri notary bond. Please complete the fields on the "Add to Cart" page exactly as listed on the notary approval letter that you received from the State.

    Missouri Notary Public Bond

    $30.00
    Four-year, $10,000 Missouri notary bond via email in one business day
    Included
    Four-year, $10,000 Missouri errors and omissions insurance policy included at no additional charge
    Your Cost $30.00

  3. Order your Missouri notary supplies.

    Missouri law requires that every notary use either a notary seal metal embosser or a notary inked stamp with black ink only on every document he or she notarizes. In addition, each Missouri notary is required to keep a perfectly bound notary journal or a notary record book containing numbered pages. All of our Missouri notary stamps, seals, and record books are made in-house, come with a lifetime replacement guarantee, and comply with Missouri notary laws. Choose one of the Missouri notary supply packages listed below and then click on the "Add to Cart" button.

    Value Package I


    $19.95
    Cosco notary self-inking rectangular stamp - Item #216
    $ 8.95
    Missouri notary public record book - Item #702
    $19.00
    Free one-year membership to AAN
    A $19.00 value included with your supply order at no additional cost
    Total Value $47.90
    Your Cost $14.95

    Value Package II


    $19.95
    Trodat notary self-inking rectangular stamp - Item #203
    $ 8.95
    Missouri notary public record book - Item #702
    $19.00
    Free one-year membership to AAN
    A $19.00 value included with your supply order at no additional cost
    Total Value $47.90
    Your Cost $14.95

  4. File the notary bond with the county clerk's office.

    Take the approval letter that you received from the State and the Missouri notary bond to the county clerk's office to file your notary bond, take the oath of office, and receive your notary commission certificate. You have ninety days to file the notary bond with the county clerk's office. This is the final step required to renew your Missouri notary commission.

  5. Fax or email a copy of your Missouri notary commission certificate to AAN.

    If you ordered notary supplies, please fax or email a copy of the Missouri notary public commission certificate that you will receive from the county clerk's office to 1-800-721-2664 or sales@usnotaries.com so we can prepare your notary stamp accordingly.

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.