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State Information for Minnesota

Minnesota Notary Public Commission Requirements and Information

Appointing Officer
Governor - appoints notaries.
Secretary of State - provides ministerial functions including commission processing, maintaining records.

Notary Commission Qualifications
Applicants must:
be at least 18 years old; and
be a resident of the state of Minnesota or a resident of Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota or South Dakota.

How to Apply
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Minnesota Secretary of State: https://notary.sos.state.mn.us/

Term of Office
5 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

Notary Bond Requirement
Not Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp Required
→Seal impression must be "legibly reproducible."

Authorized Duties
administer oaths and affirmations;
take acknowledgments;
take verifications on oath or affirmation (jurats);
witness or attest signatures;
certify/attest copies;
execute protests; and
take depositions.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Minnesota Secretary of State: https://notary.sos.state.mn.us/

Contact Information for the State of Minnesota

State Notary Website

State of Minnesota Online Notary Handbook

State of Minnesota Online Notary Search

Phone Number
(651) 296-2803

Mailing Address
Office of the Secretary of State
Retirement Systems Building/Notary Division
60 Empire Dr, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55103

Apostille Certification Information

$5.00 per document

Phone Number
(651) 296-2803
(877) 551-6767

Further Information

This information was complied by the American Society of Notaries Copyright 2013
Last Updated MARCH 2013

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