How to Become a Mississippi Notary

How to Become a Notary Public in Mississippi

  1. Complete the Online Mississippi Notary Training Course (Not required by Mississippi)
  2. Be a Mississippi resident for more than 30 days.
  3. File an application with the Secretary of State.
  4. Pay a $25 application fee.
  5. File a $5,000 Surety Bond and the Oath of Office with the Secretary of State.
  6. Obtain an official seal or stamp to affix to documents.
  7. Comply with the statutes governing Mississippi Notary Acts, including but not limited to, maintaining a registry of all documents signed.


Mississippi Notary Supplies

Mississippi Notary Requirements

Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident for 30 days
Stamp/Seal: Stamp or Embosser
Journal: Required
Bond: $5,000
Application Fee: $25
Eligibility: No major convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English


P. O. Box 136
Jackson, MS 39215-0136

Phone: (601) 359-1615

Important Mississippi Notary Links

Mississippi State Website
Mississippi Notary Application
Mississippi Apostilles
Mississippi Notary Name Change
Mississippi Notary Address Change
Mississippi Notary Database
Mississippi Notary Handbook

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