How to Become a Minnesota Notary


How to Become a Notary Public in Minnesota

    1. Complete the Online Minnesota Notary Training Course (not required)
    2. Submit an application to the state.
    3. The second step is to register your commission with the county you reside in.
    4. As a nonresident notary register your commission at the Minnesota County that borders the county in which you reside
    5. Purchase a stamp
    6. Obtain a journal to record notarial acts (recommended but not required)
    7. Consider if bonds and insurance are necessary by asking your employer or an insurance provider
    8. Familiarize yourself with statutory requirements of Chapters 357, 358 and 359 found at leg.state.mn.us
    9. Register any name or address changes with the Secretary of State within 30 days.
    10. Renew your commission every 5 years and re-register with the county
COUNTY REGISTRATION
  1. For the location of county offices go to: www.sos.state.mn.us.
  2. The fee to register and renew with the county is $20 ($20 county recording fee and $120 to state).

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Minnesota Notary Supplies


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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

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    Driver's license and I.D. checking guide. A notary public should own a copy of the I.D. Checking Guide to use when verifying in- and out-of-state identification.
    $32.95 $16.95
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    Gold Foil Stickers

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    Gold Foil Stickers

    Gold Foil Stickers

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    $2.00
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    Minnesota Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

    Minnesota Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

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    Please select your desired term and coverage amount.  For Minnesota notary applicants or new Minnesota notaries, we recommend selecting the full 5-year term for coverage as long as you hold the current notary commission.

    $27.00$612.00
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    Notary Records Journal

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    Notary Records Journal

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    $14.95$17.95
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    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    Modern Notary Journal (Soft Cover)

    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    Keeping a notary journal is required by law in 16 states and strongly recommended in the rest.

    A journal is an important chronicle of your notarial actions and can help protect you in the event of future legal proceedings. The Modern Journal meets all state requirements and contains room for nearly 500 entries, with multiple notarizations per entry. Other features include:

    - 128 numbered heavy-weight pages
    - tamper-proof binding and sewn construction
    - time-saving checkboxes
    - complete instructions

    Every attempt has been made to strike the perfect balance between quality and economy - we hope you'll agree.

    $15.95$18.95
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    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

    Classic Notary Journal (Soft Cover)
    Classic Notary Journal (Soft Cover)

    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

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    $16.00$19.00
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    Inkless Thumbprint Pad

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    $9.95 $7.45
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    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    $179.00 $45.00
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    Minnesota Notary Online Course

    Minnesota Notary Course
    Minnesota Notary Course

    Minnesota Notary Online Course

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    • State-Specific Notary Laws and Information
    • 2.5 Hours+ of Streaming On-Demand Video Instruction
    • 12 Months of Unlimited Access
    • Immediate access to Proof of Completion Certificate (PDF)
    • Course forums to receive updates, ask questions and interact with other students
    *This is a single-user, limited license. For multiple students please contact us.
    $99.95 $49.95
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    Minnesota Notary Stamp

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    Choose your desired Minnesota notary stamp type below. Start by choosing the stamp type, then stamp color, then ink color. Not all notary stamps offer all options.

    $17.00$28.95
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    Minnesota Notary Embosser

    Minnesota Notary Embosser

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    Choose your desired Minnesota notary embosser type and color below. Start by choosing the embosser type, then embosser color. Not all notary embossers offer all color options.
    $24.95$32.00
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    Minnesota Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    Minnesota Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

    Minnesota Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    $22.95
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    Minnesota Notary Jurat Stamp

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    Minnesota Notary Jurat Stamp

    Minnesota Notary Jurat Stamp

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    $19.95
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    Embosser Impression Inker

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    Embosser Impression Inker

    Embosser Impression Inker

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Minnesota Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 5 years, expires on Jan. 21 of the 5th year following year of issuance.
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or non-resident in neighboring state's counties that border Minnesota
Stamp/Seal: Inked Stamp
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $120
Eligibility: No major convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English


Address:
Retirement Systems of MN Building
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55103

Phone: (651) 296-2803/1-877-551-6767
Email: notary.sos@state.mn.us

Important Minnesota Notary Links

Minnesota State Website
Minnesota Notary Application
Minnesota Apostilles
Minnesota Notary Name Change
Minnesota Notary Address Change
Minnesota Notary Database
Minnesota Notary Handbook