Notary Public Applications

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Notary Commissions and other services provided by the County Clerk’s Office will be by appointment only.

  • For appointments at the Kansas City Office, located at 415 E. 12th Street, 2nd Floor, please call 816-881-3242. Please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
  • For appointments at the Independence Office located at 201 W. Lexington, 2nd Floor, please call 816-881-1626. Please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Public visitors seeking in person services are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.  Additionally, requests for information or appointments can be emailed to

All calls will be returned as soon as possible.

Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson has issued Executive Order No. 20-08 related to remote electronic notarization. Please see a copy of the Executive Order here: 

Electronic Notary Requirements


For additional questions related to notary requirements and applications for notary public, please contact the Missouri Secretary of State's



, call (573) 751-4936, or email -

Notary Bonds

When picking up a commission with an appointment, the notary public should bring his/her $10,000 notary bond, letter received from the Secretary of State and $5 processing fee. Only cash or checks are accepted.