Become a notary in Mississippi



To become a notary public in the State of Mississippi, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Mississippi resident for more than 30 days
  • Obtain an official seal or stamp to affix to documents
  • Comply with the statutes governing Mississippi Notary Acts and maintain a registry of all documents signed

Every application for a notary commission shall be made on the Application for Notary Public Commission (SOS Form NP 001) and include:

  • a statement of the applicant’s personal qualifications;
  • a four (4) year $5,000.00 notary bond* from a surety licensed by the Mississippi Department of Insurance;
  • the official oath of office;
  • such other information as the Secretary of State may deem appropriate; and
  • the $25.00 application fee.

*NationwideNotaryBond provides a $5,000 4-year Mississippi Notary Public Bond including $10,000 4-year FREE Notary Errors & Omissions coverage for only $55.00. They process, execute and deliver notary bonds the same business day your order is received assuring timely approval of your Mississippi notary commission.

For more information, please contact:

Mississippi Secretary of State
Business Services Division
P. O. Box 1020
Jackson, MS 39215-1020
Toll-Free: 800-256-3494
Phone: 601-359-1615
Fax: 601-359-1499


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