SAINT PAUL — Today, Secretary of State Steve Simon announced a new step he is taking to make it easier for Minnesotans to find a notary, as well as for new and existing notaries to conduct business.
Secretary Simon launched a new web page designed to significantly enhance the experience and usability of the Secretary of State’s notary functions. Members of the public can now easily find a notary in their area by searching by name, commission number, city, county or business filing. New and existing notaries can also more easily renew their commission online, change their address, and print their commission certificate.
“Notaries provide a valuable public service every day for Minnesotans, whether that’s helping safeguard commerce or protecting the public interest by deterring fraud,” said Secretary Simon. “This new step will make it easier for Minnesotans to both find a notary and learn more about the notary process, but also for new and existing notaries to serve the public.”
The launch of the new notary web page follows several other steps Secretary Simon has taken to better meet the needs of Minnesotans and improve the online experience when interacting with his office.
This includes the launch of a new website in early 2016, which laid the groundwork for the development of the new notary webpage. It also includes the launch of a new Boards & Commissions web page in late 2016 that allows Minnesotans to quickly and easily find information about—and apply to join—one or more of the over 220 Boards, Commissions, Councils, Work Groups, and Task Forces in Minnesota; as well as the Minnesota Business Snapshot, an initiative designed to better serve Minnesotans and advance economic development. The Secretary of State’s website receives over one million unique visitors each year.