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Your Government

St. Louis County Clerk

What We Do

The County Charter sets out the Clerk's duties: "The county clerk shall keep the county seal, attend meetings of the council, keep a record of the proceedings of the council and other permanent records of the county as required by law or ordinance and perform such other duties as may be required by ordinance."

Document Repository

The St. Louis County Clerk's Office is the repository for official St. Louis County Documents. The official documents maintained by this office include legislation passed by the County Council (Ordinances, Resolutions, and/or Prepared Orders), Journals (Minutes) of the County Council Meetings, and documents submitted for preservation (Contracts, Street files including Vacation of Streets, Planning Commission files, Municipal Annexations and/or Incorporations, etc.). The County Clerk's Office can provide copies and/or certified copies of documents upon request at a nominal cost. Anyone wishing to receive copies of documents and/or research areas of interest may contact the County Clerk's Office by calling (314) 615-7171.

Please note that the St. Louis County Clerk's Office is not affiliated with the St. Louis County Court system and, therefore, cannot respond to inquiries regarding Court dates, Court decisions, etc. Court related questions must be directed to the St. Louis County Circuit Clerk's Office.

Notary Commissions

Staff of the St. Louis County Clerk's Office provide information regarding the application process to become a Notary in the State of Missouri, supply the Notary handbook which includes the Notary application, and perform the Notary Oath when the appropriate documentation has been received from the Secretary of State's Office. The Notary applicant who resides in St. Louis County, Missouri, must appear at the St. Louis County Clerk's Office at 41 South Central Ave., Clayton, MO 63105, and submit a $10,000 Bond, the letter of acceptance/approval from the Secretary of State's Office and pay a $3.00 fee to complete the process to become a Notary. You may direct your questions regarding this process to the Notary Division of the St. Louis County Clerk's Office by calling (314) 615-7173.

The St. Louis County Clerk's Office, Notary Division, does not notarize documents and cannot provide legal advice to notaries about notarizing documents.

Please note: Notaries who reside in other Missouri Counties or the City of St. Louis should contact the office of the County Clerk in their County of Residence or the City Clerk in the City of St. Louis.

Residents of other States, employed in the State of Missouri, wishing to become a Notary in the State of Missouri for employment purposes, must complete the Notary process, which includes being sworn in and the submission of a $10,000 Bond, in their respective County of employment. Individuals employed by the City of St. Louis must contact the St. Louis City Clerk (314-622-4433) for further information.

Additional information regarding the process for becoming a Notary in the State of Missouri may be obtained by visiting the web site of the Secretary of State.