Missouri: Become A Notary: Missouri Notaries are commissioned for a 4-year term. An application fee is required. Residents and non-residents may apply.

Missouri Requirements:

Residents

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Be a registered voter of the county within and for which the applicant is to be commissioned, or a resident alien of the United States;
  • Apply for the county in which they legally reside and be commissioned for this same county;
  • Be able to read and write the English language; and
  • Must not have had a commission revoked during the past ten years.

Non-Residents

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Employed in Missouri and use the notary seal in the course of their employment only;
  • Have an employee address in the county for which they are commissioned;
  • Be able to read and write the English language;
  • Must not have had a commission revoked in any state during the past ten years; and
  • Must authorize the secretary of state as their agent and representative to accept service of any process or service of any notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served upon them.

Requirements to become a Notary Public in Missouri are subject to change. Visit the Missouri Notary Public page for details and updates on becoming a notary in Missouri. Additional requirements may apply.