Notary Application

To become a notary public in the State of Missouri, you must meet certain legal qualifications:

You must be at least 18 years of age;

You must be a registered voter of the county within and for which you are commissioned, or a resident alien of the United States;

You must apply for the county in which you legally reside and be commissioned for this same county;

You must be able to read and write the English language; and

You must not have had a commission revoked during the past ten years.

Upon meeting the above qualifications, you will need to submit an application, certificate of training and $25.00 filing fee to the Secretary of State, Commission Division. Notary handbooks and applications may be picked up at the office of the Vernon County Clerk, Vernon County Courthouse, 100 W Cherry, Ste. 6, Nevada, MO.

Upon approval from the Secretary of State you will receive a letter notifying you that your commission has been forwarded to the County Clerk’s office. You will need to obtain a $10,000 notary bond, which can be done through most insurance companies, and present it to the County Clerk. You will take your notary oath and receive your commission at that time. There is a $3.00 filing fee to process the oath and forward it to the Secretary of State.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office of the County Clerk at (417) 448-2500.

The office also assists citizens in completing their Fuel Tax Refund Applications and Fuel Refund Claim.