Jefferson County Seal
Jefferson County,
Est. 1818
Photo of Rockford Beach Photo of Admin Building Photo of Annex Building Photo of Court House Photo of Soccer Game Photo of Detention Center Photo of Justice Center Photo of Law Enforcement Memorial Photo of Child Fishing Photo of Sheriff Dept Jail Photo of Sheriff East Zone building Photo of Sheriff North Zone building
Home  County Offices  County Clerk/Election Authority  County Clerk/Administration


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 at:
  2. Fill out the form for a written Notary Public training course. You may obtain these forms on line at: 
  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.
After receipt of the bond, call the County Clerk’s office a636-797-5486 to confirm the commission has been received by this office. 


There is a $3.00 registration fee. (Cash or Check. If cash, please bring exact amount.)


Our office is located at 729 Maple Street, Hillsboro MO 63050. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.   


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

Frequently Asked Questions Administration