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Tax Leving Hearing


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Notary handbooks and applications are available on the Secretary of State's web site or in the County Clerks Office.  After state requirements are met, applicants need to go to the County Clerk's office to be sworn in and issued commission.

You may apply online or send your application with your $25.00 fee made payable to:  State Director of Revenue

Mailing Address:

State of Missouri

Secretary of State


PO Box 7874

Jefferson City, MO  65102

You will need to obtain an insurance bond in the amount of $10,000 ,this can be purchased from a personal insurance agent, a bank or from a bonding company.  This should be done after a letter is received from the Secretary of State's office notifying you of your commission dates. The bond must be written for a term of four years, covering the same dates as the term of office.

After you receive your bond you have 90 days  to proceed to the County Clerks office, you will sign the Oath of Office and Notary ledger and pick up your certificate.

Fee is $3.00