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Notary Public Commission

A notary public is a public officer appointed by the Governor based on applications filed with the the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State to serve the public as a person legally empowered to witness and certify the validity of documents and to take affidavits and depositions.

Agency contact information:

Secretary of State, Office of the Minnesota
Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building
60 Empire Drive #100
St. Paul, MN 55103
(651) 296-2803 | (877) 551-6767
Email
Contact Info: business.services@state.mn.us

Website:

Minnesota Notary Public


The Office of the Secretary of State responsibilities include certifying the authenticity of a wide variety of official documents, registers a variety of business organizations and is the chief election official of the state.

Statutes:

Minn. Stats. 357
358
359

Forms:

Notary Commission Application

E-Notarization Application

Renewal Form


Renewals

The time to renew a notary commission is between August 1 and January 31 of each year. On August 1, the option of filing a renewal either online or by mail is available. Check the Minnesota Notary Public website at that time for forms and instructions.


E-Notarization Authorization

Applicants must be currently registered as an active Minnesota Notary and have the capability to notarize electronically before requesting authorization to perform electronic notarizations. To request authorization to perform electronic notarizations you must complete the E-Notarization Application form.  

If you have any questions, please call (651) 296-2803 or toll free at (877) 551-6767 and press option #3. 



Contact


Business Services

Public Counter - Drop off only:

Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building
60 Empire Drive #100
St. Paul, MN 55103

For filing by mail:

Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
Attn: Notary
Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building
60 Empire Drive #100
St. Paul, MN 55103

Requirements:

Must be 18 years of age or older.

Complete an application. 

Applicants must be either a Minnesota resident, or a resident of Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, or South Dakota. The nonresident notary must designate the Minnesota county in which the person's notary commission will be recorded pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 359.061.

Fee:

Office of the Secretary of State fees for:
New Commission - $120
Reappointment - $120
Renewal - $120

County fees for:
Notary Commission Registration at county level - $20

Period of Issuance:

5 years, or earlier. Commission expires on Jan. 31st of the fifth year after issuance.

Length of Determination Process:

Three to five days.

Other Pertinent Information:

The commission certificate is available via the Web for printing by the commissioned notary. This means certificates may be printed on white standard grade paper.