How do I become a Mississippi notary?

Complete the Notary Application and submit it with a $5,000 bond, an official oath of office and filing fee of $25.

Mississippi has no requirements to become a notary public.

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must be either a U.S. citizen, legal resident, or a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be a Mississippi resident and have lived in the county for at least 30 consecutive days
  • You must be able read and write English
  • You must not have been convicted for a felony

Where can I get my notary services?

Anywhere in Mississippi

Whom can I notarize?

Any member of the public can have their notarized documents notarized if they make a reasonable request and meet all requirements. Examples: You must have proof of identity, and you must be physically present.

What type of training do you need?

Mississippi does not require you to take any courses or pass any tests in order to become a Notary Public.

Do I require insurance or a bond?

A bond of $5,000 must be purchased. You do not need Errors & Omissions insurance (E&O), but it is highly recommended.

What are the initial costs?

The application filing fee is $25 The price of the bonds and insurance will vary depending on the vendor Prices on Notary Supplies may vary (Notary seal stamps and embossers)

What equipment do I need?

  • Notary Seal Stamp and Embosser

To authenticate any acts performed, a stamp or embossed impression is required. The following information must be included on your seal and stamp: Name, Notary Public and State of Mississippi. Identification Number, County, and Expiration Date. Round seals cannot be larger than 1 1/2″ in diameter and no smaller than 2 1/2″. Rectangle seals can not be larger than 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.

Notary Records Journal

  • A journal of notarial acts will be required to keep track of all notarizations for your own safety. It makes it more difficult for pages not to be placed or removed.

Do I need business cards or marketing material?

While not required, it’s a good idea to have them if your company believes it will be beneficial. You can discuss this with the company if you are a notary singing agency.

Are there any risks?

Yes, insurance is necessary because you are a notary and have certain rights and responsibilities.

What legal risk do I take?

While risk should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, notary signing agents have to fully understand the risks. E&O Insurance could help reduce your risk exposure.

What is the duration of my commission?

The Mississippi commission is valid for four years.

Where To Work As a Notary in Mississippi

You can work in many settings as a public notary in Mississippi. Whether you decide to work for a law firm, real estate agency or a government job, there are many options available. You can also work for yourself as a mobile notary.

Where To Find Clients in Mississippi

We work with notaries all over Mississippi to help them find more business and make more money. If you would like to join our notary network, contact us today for more information. We work with notaries in all cities including:

  1. Jackson
  2. Gulfport
  3. Southaven
  4. Biloxi
  5. Hattiesburg
  6. Olive Branch
  7. Tupelo
  8. Meridian
  9. Oxford
  10. Greenville
  11. Horn Lake
  12. Pearl
  13. Starkville
  14. Madison
  15. Brandon
  16. Ridgeland
  17. Clinton
  18. Columbus
  19. Pascagoula
  20. Vicksburg