Clerk of the County Legislature


Notary Commissions and notarizations provided by the County Clerk’s Office are by appointment only. 

Commissions for Independence appointments will automatically be transferred to Independence when your appointment is scheduled at that location. The fee is $5.00 - cash or check only. The County Clerk's Office does NOT perform or complete apostilles or authentications. Please contact the Secretary of State's Office at 816-889-2925 for these services. Use the links below to schedule your appointment:

For information about applying to the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority, click here:   Sports Complex Authority


Legislative Meetings

As stated in the Jackson County Charter, the Clerk provides the Legislature with administrative, research and support staff services. She attends Legislative meetings, keeping a record of the proceedings and maintaining other permanent records for the County.
The Jackson County Legislature is required to hold at least 48 regular meetings each year as stated in the Charter of Jackson County, Missouri.

Legislative meetings are held at:
Kansas City Legislative Assembly Area
Jackson County Courthouse
415 E 12th Street
2nd Floor
Kansas City, Missouri, 64050 

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The County Clerk also processes candidate filings for the County elected offices. 
2024 Elections: The opening date to file for a declaration of candidacy for the primary election is Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 8 a.m. Candidacy declarations must be filed in person at the County Legislative Clerk's office in Kansas City. Additional 2024 Election Information

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Notary Public Commissions

The County Clerk is responsible for notary public commissions in Jackson County, Missouri. The Clerk of the County Legislature often referred to as the County Clerk has two offices at which notary public applicants can appear to pick up their commission.

Missouri $10,000 Notary Bond is required to schedule an appointment. Notary Bond dates must correspond to the Notary Commission dates.

For appointments at the Independence Office located at 201 W. Lexington, 2nd Floor, please make an appointment online.

For appointments at the Kansas City Office, located at 415 E. 12th Street, 2nd Floor, please make an appointment online.

Notary swearing-in fee is $5.00 cash (exact change) or check only. Checks should be made payable to Mary Jo Spino, County Clerk.

The Clerk’s Office notarizes documents by appointment only. The cost is $5.00 per notary signature. Absentee ballots are notarized at no cost. See links above to schedule an appointment.

For additional questions related to notary requirements, please contact the Missouri Secretary of State at (573) 751-4936 or email:



Please note: The Clerk of the County Legislature or “County Clerk’s” office is not affiliated with the Jackson County Circuit Court - 16th Judicial Circuit of Missouri, and therefore cannot respond to inquiries regarding the court system, court dates, court decisions, etc. Kindly direct Court related questions to the 16th Judicial Circuit of Missouri at


The County Clerk serves under the Legislative branch of Jackson County government. Mary Jo Spino, whom the Legislature appointed Clerk on March 19, 1991, aids the Legislators in the performance of their duties and supervises the activities of others appointed to their staffs.