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Jefferson County,
Est. 1818
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How to Become a Notary Public


To become a Notary Public, please do the following:                


1. Fill out the Notary Public application form which can be obtained on-line.


2. Fill out the form for a written Notary Public training course.

    You may obtain these forms on line at

    or you may contact the County Clerk’s office at 636-797-5486 to

    receive a Missouri Notary Handbook.


3. Upon receiving the letter from the Secretary of State confirming the commission, 

    the applicant must apply for a $10,000.00 Notary Surety Bond.


There are different ways to get this bond:

1. The applicant's company will apply for one.  The applicant must provide

    the employer with a copy of the letter confirming the commission.


2. The applicant may contact one of the many bonding companies that have

   sent information to the applicant upon filing to become a Notary Public. 

   If the application is submitted in this manner, fax the bonding company a copy

   of the letter from the Secretary of State's office.   The bonding company 

   must have the information to issue the bond. The Secretary of State's

   office DOES NOT send this information to the bonding company.


3. After receipt of the bond, call the County Clerk’s office

   at 636-797-5486 to confirm the commission

   has been received by this office.

Our office is located at 729 Maple Street, Hillsboro MO 63050




For Frequently Asked Questions about becoming a notary please click below.

Frequently Asked Questions Administration