The County Clerk is responsible for the local processing of notary public commissions.

Applicants must first apply with the Missouri Secretary of States Office, Commissions Division.

Please Note: Notary Commissions and other services provided by the County Clerk's Office will be by appointment only. Contact the Clerk's office at 816-407-3570.

Once approved by the state the applicant needs to obtain a surety bond. The bond then must be remitted to and verified by the clerk's office in order for the applicant to receive his/her oath and commission. The bond will be submitted to the Secretary of State Office of Commissions to show completion and receipt of the oath.

Requirements at Time of Oath

  • Clay County Clerk Fee of $10
  • $10,000 Insurance Bond (to remit at the time of oath)