Mississippi: Become A Notary: Mississippi Notaries are commissioned by the Governor for a 4-year term. An application fee is required.

Mississippi Requirements:

  • Be a Mississippi resident for more than 30 days.
  • File an application with the Secretary of State.
  • Pay a $25 application fee.
  • File a $5,000 Surety Bond and the Oath of Office with the Secretary of State.
  • Obtain an official seal or stamp to affix to documents.
  • Comply with the statutes governing Mississippi Notary Acts, including but not limited to, maintaining a registry of all documents signed.

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