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


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



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