Notary Public Information

Notary handbooks and applications are available on the Secretary of State's website or at the Cole County Clerk's Office.

To qualify for a Notary Commission
  1. You must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. You must be a registered voter in the county within and for which you are commissioned.
  3. You must apply for the county in which you legally reside.

Steps to becoming a Missouri Notary Public
1) Read booklet provided my State (can be obtained on the Secretary of State's website or from the Clerk's Office)

2) Send completed application to the State along with a $25 fee made payable to: State Director of Revenue.
 (Application is on the Secretary of State's website or in the booklet)

3) You will need to obtain an insurance bond in the amount of $10,000. (this should be done after a letter is received from the Secretary of State's office notifying you of your commission dates)

4) You then sign the Oath of Office and the Notary ledger in the Clerk's office, and pick up your certificate. (the fee is $3)

5) All that remains to do is get your notary stamp and supplies. (The County Clerk's Office does not sell notary supplies)