To become a notary public in the State of Minnesota, an applicant must…
- Be 18 years of age or older;
- Complete a Minnesota notary application;
- 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.
Commissions are issued to expire on January 31st of the fifth year affer issuance. Office of the Secretary of State fees for new and renewal commissions are $120.00. County registration fees are $20.00.
Completed applications should be mailed to:
Minnesota Secretary of State – Notary
Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: (651) 296-2803
Toll-free: (877) 551-6767