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Missouri Notary Public FAQ


How do I become a Missouri Notary Public? Here is some helpful information:

Requirements to become a Missouri Notary Public:

- 18 Years or older
- Must be able to write and speak English
- Reside or have a regular place of work or business in the state of Missouri
- Reside legally in the United States
- Must not have had his commission revoked during the past five years
- Must not have been guilty, or entered a pleas of guilty or nolo contendere, in a criminal prosecution under the laws of any state or of the United States, of any felony or any offense involving dishonesty or moral turpitude during the past five years
- Any person is eligible to apply for a commission as a notary public if they are a permanent resident alien under Section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. If the applicant qualifies under Section 245, they must send a copy of their “green card” with a completed application
- If the notary is presently commissioned as a non-resident notary public and they move into Missouri, the notary may immediately be appointed and commissioned as a notary upon becoming a resident. The notary will need to return their nonresident notary certificate with a request to cancel that commission, along with a completed reapplication as a resident and the $25 fee for issuing another commission

How to become a Notary Public in Missouri

1) Register to become a notary public using a step-by-step process here: https://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/Business/Notary/SOSRegisteringNotaryPublicGuide.pdf
2) Read the Missouri Notary Public Handbook, found here: https://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/Business/Notary/NotaryHandbook.pdf
3) Take the online training course or written training course
4) Apply online or by mail for a commission
5) Purchase a $10,000 notary public surety bond
6) Qualify at your local county clerk’s office
7) Purchase your Missouri notary supplies

How long is my Notary Term in Missouri

- Missouri notaries are commissioned for a term of 4 years

Which Notary Supplies are required to be a Missouri Notary Public

- A Missouri notary stamp and/or Missouri notary seal is required and must be photographically reproducible
- A Missouri notary seal is permitted only in conjunction with a notary stamp. The Missouri notary seal is recommended. A notary seal impression inker may be used to darken a notary embosser impression
- Missouri notaries are required to keep a record book and document notary transactions

Missouri Notary Website https://s1.sos.mo.gov/business/Notary/

To return to the Missouri Notary Supply Page, click here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-missouri-mo

How to Order Affordable Notary Supplies for Missouri

One of the best ways to save money on MO Notary Stamps & MO Notary Seals is to purchase Notary kits also known as Notary Bundles or Notary Packages. These notary kits are arranged with the most commonly ordered, Missouri State-Approved Notary Products, packaged together and then discounted. These discounted Missouri Notary Kits can be found here, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/missouri-notary-supplies-package-kit In this article we will examine each Missouri notary kit and the products they contain.

The cheapest Notary Supply option for Missouri notaries is the Basic Notary Kit for Missouri, found here at our Missouri Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-supplies-missouri This MO Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking Missouri Notary Expiration Stamp, Missouri Notary Seal, and a Notary Record Book. The purpose of this notary kit is to create the lowest-cost option for Missouri notaries while maintaining the minimum required items to notarize properly. If you think you may not notarize very often and you’re looking to keep your costs down, this is the notary package for you.

The Notary Supply option with best value is the Value Notary Kit for Missouri, found here at our Missouri Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-supplies-missouri-package-2 This MO Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking Missouri Notary Expiration Stamp, Missouri Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Notary affidavit stamp, and a Large Notary Zippered Supply Bag. This notary kit includes all the items of the MO Notary Basic Kit with two additions, the notary affidavit stamp, and the Large Notary Supply Bag. The Notary affidavit stamp is a very useful item as it documents the date of a swearing of an oath. The Large Notary Supply Bag is a sturdy supply bag that holds all the items of the Missouri Notary Value Kit and makes it easy for the notary to organize all their notary supplies. The Large supply bag measures 10 inches high x 14 inches wide and allows the notary to use a combination lock (sold separately) for extra security. The notary combination lock can be found here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/Combination-Lock-for-Notary-Supplies-Bag 

The Highest Quality Missouri Notary kit is the Deluxe Notary Kit for Missouri, found here at our Missouri Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-supplies-missouri-package-3 This MO Notary Package includes: The Pre-Inked Missouri Notary Expiration Stamp, Missouri Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Pre-Inked Notary affidavit stamp, Large Notary Supply Bag, and a Deluxe Leatherette Notary Seal Pouch.  This notary kit has the highest quality notary stamps that simply kiss the paper when stamping. These Max-Light notary stamps by Trodat feature an oil-based ink which is much less likely to dry. For the notary that wants the best and expects to use the notary supplies a lot, this is the notary kit for you!

We hope this article has helped you decide which Missouri Notary Kits to order. All our MO Notary supplies include many notary stamp variations with multiple notary stamp colors and notary seal upgrades. As always you can purchase your Missouri Notary Supplies here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-missouri-mo  Anchorstamp.com proudly ships Missouri notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which Missouri Notary stamp should I purchase?

When you purchase your MO Notary Stamp it’s important to know your options. AnchorStamp.com offers a wide variety of Notary Stamps for Missouri. The first thing a notary needs to know is that the MO notary stamps are made in accordance with Missouri notary guidelines. A Missouri notary will then want to know how much do Missouri notary stamps cost? At Anchor Stamp, we offer MO notary stamps for all budgets, beginning with a Wood-handle notary stamp to self-inking MO notary stamps, to the highest quality, Pre-Inked MO notary stamps. Anchor Stamp offers Shiny and Trodat brands which reflect our commitment to creating quality Missouri notary stamps. Need your notary stamp in a hurry? No worries, Anchor Stamp ships Missouri Notary Supply orders the next business day and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more. You can purchase your Missouri notary stamps right here at our Missouri notary store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-stamps-missouri

Let’s look at some of MO notary stamps in detail.

1) The highest quality Missouri notary stamps are the Missouri Pre-Inked notary stamps. This Missouri notary stamp product line uses the Max-Light brand by Trodat. The Max-Lights by Trodat feature a superior oil-based ink, a smooth stamping mechanism and a protective cover. Pre-Inked MO notary stamps can be re-inked, just be sure to use the proper Pre-Ink refill ink.

The most popular Missouri Pre-Inked notary stamp is the Pre-Inked MO notary expiration stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-stamp-missouri-pre-inked This compact notary stamp includes a standard border to properly frame the state-approved notary information. This MO notary stamp makes a sharp, crisp notary stamp impression every time. The Pre-Inked MO notary stamp is also available in a popular pink frame.

The Pre-Inked MO Round notary stamp is the highest quality round stamp on the market today. This MO notary stamp is used where a photographically reproducible notary impression is needed. Some other applications include scanning, copying and faxing notary documents that a notary embossed image may not apply. We also find that some notaries with arthritis or other disabilities find this Missouri round notary stamp to be easier to use than squeezing a Missouri notary seal. This quality MO notary stamp can be purchased at our MO notary store here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/missouri-notary-stamp-pre-inked-round. Anchorstamp.com also offers Missouri notaries useful Pre-Inked notary stamps such as the Pre-Inked notary affidavit stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/missouri-notary-pre-inked-affidavit-stamp, the Pre-Inked Notary Acknowledgement stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-acknowledgement-stamp- , the Pre-Inked Notary Jurat Stamp, found here  https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-jurat-stamp , and the Pre-Inked Notary Certified True Copy stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/certified-true-copy-stamp .

2) Our next high-quality line of Missouri notary stamps are Self-Inking notary stamps using the Shiny brand. The Missouri Self-inking notary stamps by Shiny feature a high-quality stamp that is also re-inkable. Another very popular notary stamp is the Self-Inking Missouri notary expiration stamp. These notary stamps include the state-approved MO notary stamp format with a standard border and the notary’s name and expiration date. This notary product also features various stamp frame colors including Black, Pink, USA Flag, Blue, Red and Lilac. You can purchase this quality MO notary stamp here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-stamp-missouri-self-inking    

Anchorstamp.com offers another quality MO notary stamp, the Self-Inking Round Missouri Notary Stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/missouri-notary-stamp-self-inking-round This high-quality MO Round notary stamp includes a cover that products the notary die from dust and debris. Anchor Stamp offers the stamp frame available in Black, Red, Pink, and Blue.

Anchor Stamp also offers high-quality, useful Self-Inking Notary affidavit stamps, Self-Inking Acknowledgement Stamps and Self-Inking Jurat stamps on our Missouri notary stamp supply page https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-stamps-missouri   

3) The remaining line of MO notary stamps are the Traditional wood-handle notary stamps, the Missouri notary traditional expiration stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/missouri-notary-rubber-stamp  and notary affidavit stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-traditional-affidavit-stamp . This is the least expensive, traditional, wood handle notary stamp. This product must be used with a notary stamp pad, sold separately.

We hope this informative article has helped you purchase your MO notary stamps. All Missouri notary supplies can be purchased here on our Missouri notary store,  https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-missouri-moAnchorstamp.com proudly ships Missouri notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which Missouri notary seal should I purchase?

Experienced Missouri notaries know that there is nothing quite like a raised or embossed notary impression. Many clients will expect to see the raised notary seal as it makes them feel like the transaction is authentic and official. In some cases where documents go out of state, a notary seal is required. When notarizing in Maine, we recommend purchasing an Missouri notary seal. Anchorstamp.com offers MO notary seals in most of our MO notary kits. It is important to purchase your Missouri notary seal from a company like Anchorstamp.com that manufacturers the seals on site. This will ensure quality and reduce the cost and delivery time of these important notary tools. Anchor Stamp uses the Shiny brand to create our line of quality Missouri notary embossers. Our Missouri notary seals are made of steel and built to last. Each Missouri notary embosser is engraved with pride and tested to meet the highest quality standards. All our Missouri notary seals can be purchased right here on our Missouri notary Store https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/missouri-notary-public-seal-supplies  

Anchor Stamp offers three kinds of Missouri notary seals. The first, and most popular is the MO notary pocket seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-missouri-pocket The pocket seal is named so as it could fit right in your pocket and is preferred by notaries on the go. All our notary pocket seals include a free vinyl storage pouch. Anchorstamp.com offers a wide variety of notary seal upgrades and various color options including Black, Pink, Blue, and Red.

The next Missouri notary seal option is the Missouri notary desk seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-missouri-desk This notary desk seal features four rubber gripped feet for the seal to rest on top of your desk without slipping. The Missouri notary desk seal is great for higher volume embossing and made for the notary to leverage weight as they seal.

The finest Missouri notary seal is the Missouri Notary Designer Desk Seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/missouri-notary-designer-desk-seal. The Missouri Designer notary desk seal is the most attractive and distinguished looking item a Missouri notary can purchase. This revolutionary design is tested and proven to reduce pressure by 30%. The steel-frame construction makes this Missouri notary embosser built to stand the test of time. Anchorstamp.com offers this beautiful seal in Black, Silver, and Gold.

We hope this article about Missouri notary seals has helped you purchase your MO notary seals. All Missouri notary supplies can be purchased here on our Missouri notary store, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-missouri-moAnchorstamp.com proudly ships Missouri notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.