Your One-Stop Shop to Become a Missouri Notary


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

To become a notary in Missouri, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Reside or have a regular place of work or business in the State of Missouri

  • Be able to read and write the English language

  • Reside legally in the United States

  • Not have been found guilty, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, in a criminal prosecution under the laws of any state or of the United States, of any felony or any offense involving dishonesty or moral turpitude during the past five years

  • Not have had a notary commission revoked in the past five years

  • Read the Missouri notary handbook

  • Take the American Association of Notaries approved Missouri notary training course, or a free notary course offered by the Missouri Secretary of State

  • Complete a notary application online or by mail

  • Pay a $25.00 application fee

  • Purchase a $10,000 Missouri notary bond

  • Qualify at the county clerk's office within sixty days of receiving your notary approval letter from the Secretary of State

  • Mail the oath and notary bond to the Secretary of State’s office with a postmarked date no later than seven days from the date of the oath

  • Purchase a notary stamp and a notary record book

How to Apply for a Missouri Notary Commission


Read the Missouri Notary Public Handbook

All Missouri notary applicants are required to read the Missouri Notary Public Handbook and  complete a notary training course before applying for a notary commission. 

Complete a notary application

Our Missouri notary application wizard will guide you step by step through the notary application process. Click here to  start the Missouri notary application process.

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

All notary applicants are required to provide proof of a $10,000 notary bond. To protect you from lawsuits, we are including a  four-year, $10,000 notary errors and omissions insurance policy at no additional cost to you. Click here to purchase a notary bond.

Qualify at the county clerk's office

Once approved as a Missouri notary,  you must appear in-person at the county clerk's office, present proof of the notary bond, take the oath of office, and submit a handwritten specimen of your official notary signature. The county clerk's office will hand you the notary commission certificate.

Purchase Missouri notary supplies

At a minimum, a Missouri notary is required to have a notary stamp and a record book to perform his or her notarial duties. All our notary stamps are made in-house and come with a life-time warranty. Click here to order notary supplies.

Email a copy of your notary 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.

Missouri Notary Value Package I


Everything you need to become a notary in Missouri

Only $65.95*
Includes a One-year Membership to AAN

Limited time offer - save up to 40% on notary supplies

This Missouri notary package includes:
Four-year, $10,000 Missouri notary bond ($30)**
Four-year, $10,000 Missouri notary errors and omissions insurance policy (included at no additional cost to you)
Trodat self-inking rectangular notary stamp (item # MO203)**
Missouri notary record book (item # MO702)**
One-year membership to AAN (a $19.00 value included with your notary supplies order at no additional cost to you)
Four years of expert support (includes help with notary procedures, name/address updates, and more)
Your Cost: Only $65.95*

*The Missouri Notary Value Package I may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory four-year, $10,000 notary bond for $35.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P101 on the order form. The Missouri Notary Value Package II may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory four-year, $10,000 notary bond for $39.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P102 on the order form. The Missouri four-year, $10,000 notary bond may also be purchased for $30.00. Discounts/savings apply only to notary supplies.

**Required by Missouri notary law.

Five Simple Steps to Become a Notary in Missouri


  1. Apply online to become a notary in Missouri.

    Click here to create an account to start the Missouri notary application process and take a FREE online notary training course offered by the Missouri Secretary of State. The American Association of Notaries also offers an interactive notary course approved by the Missouri Secretary of State. Our online notary wizard will guide you step by step through the Missouri notary application process.  Once your Missouri notary application is approved, you will receive an approval letter from the state  with instructions on how to receive your notary commission certificate from the county clerk's office. 

  2. Order your four-year, $10,000 Missouri notary bond.

    You need to present proof of a $10,000 Missouri notary bond to the county clerk's office to receive your notary commission certificate. Save time! No need to wait for days to receive your Missouri notary bond. You can now download the bond instantaneously upon checkout. The notary bond includes a four-year, $10,000 Missouri notary errors and omissions insurance policy at no additional charge to you. 

  3. Qualify for a Missouri notary commission at the county clerk's office.

    Appear in person at the county clerk's office to file your notary bond, take the oath of office, and receive your notary commission certificate. You have sixty days to qualify for a notary commission from the date of the approval letter that you received from the Secretary of State. Mail the oath and notary bond to the Secretary of State’s office with a postmarked date no later than seven days from the date of the oath. This is the final step required to become a Missouri notary.

  4. Order your Missouri notary supplies.

    Save up to 40% on the same Missouri notary supplies that you may find somewhere else plus receive a free one-year membership in the American Association of Notaries at no additional cost (a $19.00 value). We offer only the highest-quality products, which comply with all Missouri legal requirements for notaries. All our Missouri notary stamps are manufactured in-house, and we stand behind them 100%. All our notary supplies come with a LIFETIME REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE – No questions asked! You can order your notary supplies during the notary application process.

  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 to 1-713-649-0011 or sales@usnotaries.com so we can prepare your notary stamp accordingly.

Do you want to apply by mail?

Applying online to become a notary in Missouri is safe, easy, and fast, but if you'd prefer to apply offline, just follow these six simple steps to start the Missouri notary application process.

  1. Read the Missouri Notary Handbook.

  2. Click here to download and complete a free written Missouri notary exam or take the American Association of Notaries interactive Missouri notary course approved by the Missouri Secretary of State.

  3. Click here to print the Missouri notary application forms.

  4. Choose your notary supplies listed on the  the notary application packet.

  5. Mail your completed Missouri notary application, signed notary training course certificate of completion, order form, and payment to the American Association of Notaries. We will review your notary application for accuracy and file it with the Missouri Secretary of State.

  6. Fax the notary approval letter that you received from the Secretary of State to 1-713-649-0011 or email it to sales@usnotaries.com. We will prepare your Missouri notary bond so you can file it with the county clerk's office and receive your notary commission certificate. We will mail your notary supplies once we receive a copy of your notary commission certificate.

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.